Articles by Yogesh Maitreya
Sep 05, 2018
I&B Ministry's 'Dalit' diktat: If democracy is to prevail, nomenclature must be protected, used and disseminated widelyDalit is an anti-caste spirit imperative for the creation of nation based on equality, liberty and fraternity.
Aug 21, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: B Kashinand's verses of optimismDalit shahir B Kashinand was optimistic, determined and a dreamer of the Prabuddha Bharath (Enlightened Bharath)
Jul 28, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Prahlad Shinde's dual approaches to musicPrahlad Shinde sang many of the Ambedkarite movement’s songs. But he also sang ‘devotional’ and ‘folk’ songs which brought him widespread popularity.
Jul 10, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Prakash Patankar's songs against caste“Song is not a means of livelihood for me [sic]. It is a weapon to bring awareness in society,” Prakash Patankar said
Jul 03, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Nagorao Patankar's quest to reclaim historyThe lyrics of a song that Nagorao Patankar performed in 1935 before BR Ambedkar went: "Dalito Ki Tawarikh/ Mulk Hindostan Se Pucho (The history of Dalits/ Ask the country called Hindostan)"
Jun 25, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: The unsung genius of Uttam MuleThough his songs were popular and even sung by established singers, Uttam Mule was never given due credit
Jun 15, 2018
Shantanu Kamble passes away: Remembering the power, influence of the Dalit shahir's rebellionShantanu Kamble, who was one of the founding members of the Kabir Kala Manch, died on 13 June
Jun 14, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: How Vithhal Umap strove to keep the art form aliveVitthal Umap almost rescued some of the old genres in the Shahiri tradition and tirelessly performed them to keep them alive
Jun 06, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Wamandada Kardak's anti-caste metaphorsWamandada Kardak's work as a Dalit shahir was a breakthrough in terms of defining ‘culture’ in a Hindu Brahminical society
May 29, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Anna Bhau Sathe's powerful songsAnna Bhau Sathe voiced the pain of an entire generation of untouchable workers, who migrated from the villages to cities in search of a life of dignity