Lockdown Caste Atrocities: Online campaign addresses violence against Dalits in the pandemic through art and dialogue
The campaign aims to share 'stories of pain, plight and struggle of Dalits' that need visibility and solidarity both at the national and international levels, since Dalit rights need to be addressed as human rights
In Bihar, songs by Bhojpuri women from Bahujan communities underline the sociopolitical cost of migration
Bhojpuri women, mostly from Bahujan communities, have been singing about their husbands in foreign lands for over two centuries now — songs that have fallen on deaf ears of not just people not speaking their tongue, but also of the Bhojpuri-speaking elite.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Bihar's rural poor at greater danger than rest of India; rations, cooked food need of the hour
The worst impact of coronavirus outbreak has been on the marginalised; those who are not only at risk of getting exposed to the virus but also have to bear the burden of lapses in state policy
India and the Indian: My nationalism competes with China, not Pakistan, writes Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd
Our 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.
Cracks in cult of Mayawati: Return to Kanshi Ram’s alliance formula shows BSP chief’s larger-than-life image has begun to crumble
Bahujan Samaj Party had hoped to fashion a single, national leadership for Dalits across India. Win or lose in Uttar Pradesh, that dream is dead. Ultimately, Behenji has discovered cult followings can be fickle
MeToo and savarna feminism: Revolutions cannot start with the privileged, feminist future must be equal for all
Mainstream feminism in India aka upper-caste or savarna feminism, as it exists today, is problematic.