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Sep 24, 2019
Dalit writing, global contexts: In ND Rajkumar's poetry, echoes of folk rhythms, myths and local historyND Rajkumar's poetic voice is distinct, for it carries the stories of his ancestors, who did not bow down to their oppressors – oppressors who wanted to erase their existence from history. His style, on the other hand, has the rhythm of a folk artist
Sep 17, 2019
Dalit writing, global contexts: S Joseph combines critique and compassion in My Sister’s BibleIn Communist Kerala, S Joseph emerged as the forerunner of the Malayalam Dalit literary tradition. He was able to challenge Brahminical poetic traditions while offering verses that soothed the wounds of the lower caste people
Aug 27, 2019
Dalit writing, global contexts: Neerav Patel's Severed Tongue Speaks Out skewers casteism, with humourEven as a bilingual writer (English and Gujarati) and despite being possessed of a poetic imagination far more creative than his contemporary Arun Kolatkar (upper caste, and bilingual), Neerav Patel wasn’t exempt from the prejudiced and casteist nature of Indian literary criticism. Savarna critics immortalised Kolatkar and invisiblised Patel.
Jul 17, 2019
Raja Dhale passes away aged 78: Remembering the tireless Panther who fired the Dalit literary imaginationRaja Dhale’s words gave voice, and a philosophy, to the grief of the masses — something that no writer of his time had hitherto been able to provide
Jul 01, 2019
Article 15's Good Brahmin-Bad Brahmin schtick isn't a patch on Fandry's deft handling of casteTo understand why Article 15 is not as progressive a film as it's being made out to be, we need to look at the Nagraj Manjule-directed Fandry
Jun 17, 2019
India and the Indian: My nationalism competes with China, not Pakistan, writes Kancha Ilaiah ShepherdOur political life, lived around only village panchayats before 1950, is now connected to a larger constitutional democracy. In the future, this nationalist view will gain more prominence. The RSS nationalism will slowly but surely wither away.
Feb 26, 2019
Telling BR Ambedkar's story is difficult; for Bahujan filmmaker Jyoti Nisha, it has proven to be even more soIt is hard to tell Ambedkar’s story. Ironically, it is harder to tell his story if you are Dalit or Bahujan.
Oct 12, 2018
Pariyerum Perumal: Examining the anti-caste perspective of Mari Selvaraj's critically acclaimed filmThe movie Pariyerum Perumal, directed by Mari Selvaraj, has been widely debated for its explicit discussions on caste. But is it really anti-caste?
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