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Features

Death and detention in Nonadanga: the Chotalok under Bhadralok hegemony

georgy kuruvilla roy

  Suicide of Uttam Mondal and Arrest of Shuma Mondal: The Dalit Protest in Nonadanga Georgy Kuruvilla Roy (For Dalit Camera Through Un-Touchable Eyes) It’s a given that if a casteist government is at the helm of affairs, Dalits are bound to suffer the most, and if they were to protest this casteism, they would …

Features

“Lack of strong Dalit movement in Gujarat gives RSS-VHP-BJP a free run”

Prof Jaffrelot

  Anoop Kumar Gujarat assembly elections are here, and Round Table India takes this as an opportunity to post an interview of French Scholar Dr. Christophe Jaffrelot that was first published by the Dalit students’ magazine ‘Insight Young Voices’ (Feb-March, 2008). This interview was taken by Anoop Kumar for the magazine on the eve of …

Thought

Nationalists versus people of India?

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Chandra Bhan Prasad  (First published in October 2001) My Dalit scholar friend HL Dushad keeps coming up with ideas. This time he suggested, “The ultra-nationalist forces, the Left parivar and the Sangh should dissolve into their original Varna identities. That way, the people of India could fight them.” I asked, “Just what has got you …

Thought

Khairlanji Dalit Massacres: Justice for the Victims Aborted

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  A K Biswas (First published in ‘Mainstream Weekly’ in September 2010) Part I “If someone takes someone’s life (deliberately and not accidentally) then he forfeits the right to his life”. ~ John Stuart Mill The judgment delivered by a Division Bench in quadruple murders of members of the Bhotmange family, village Khairlanji, district Bhandara …