Book excerpt: In The Sickle, Anita Agnihotri foregrounds the lives of Marathwada farmers and migrant workers
Translated by Arunava Sinha, The Sickle looks at how infanticide, sexual assault, the violence of caste, feudal labour relations, and climate change have come to impact lives in western Maharashtra.
Travels through the Hindi belt: A year on from SC/ST Act agitation, Shobhapur village is a virtual ghost town
On 2 April last year, residents had poured on to the Delhi-Dehradun highway running perpendicular to the village to protest the dilution of the SC/ST Act. Similar agitations had been held across the country. But the demonstration at Shobhapur took a violent turn.
Six men in Navi Mumbai sentenced to 5 years for abetting suicide and humiliating victim's family in 2009
Due to the constant harassment and humiliation by the accused, one of the daughters of the woman consumed poison and ended her life, following which the accused were booked and arrested.
Saharanpur violence: Year after caste clashes in Shabbirpur village, atmosphere of fear, resentment prevails among residents
A year after caste clashes in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Dalits and Thakurs want to peacefully co-exist, but they find it harder to trust each other.
Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identity
Christophe Jaffrelot talks about what's exceptional about current resurgence of Dalit assertiveness, and why right-wing politics will always have limited appeal for backward castes
Two Dalit men of a village near Gandhinagar in Gujarat were allegedly thrashed by members of Rajput community for "sporting a moustache" in two separate incidents, the police said on Sunday.
On Friday the Supreme Court refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the recent incidents of caste violence in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district.
In yet another atrocity against Dalits, the upper caste villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Mana village in Agar Malwa district, about 200 km from the state capital poured kerosene into a well used by the Dalits for "over stepping their boundaries".
He now said that if the caste-based parties were involved, this tragedy could have been averted.
The BJP is worried that the recent Dalit uprising in Gujarat could have an impact on the forthcoming polls in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
In another case of honour killing, Monica, a Hindu girl from Mandya district in Karnataka, was murdered by her family for being in love with a Dalit boy
Three Dalit teenagers were paraded naked in public and brutally beaten up in Chittorgarh on Saturday by a vicious mob for allegedly stealing a motorcycle
The public hacking of a Dalit boy for marrying an upper caste Hindu girl in Tamil Nadu was certainly gruesome, but the incident was not surprising.
Police on Monday detained four of the suspects accused of hacking to death a young Dalit man who married an upper caste girl.
A newly-wed couple was beaten up by goons in full public view in Udumalpet, Tirupur, on Sunday, after which the culprits then hacked the Dalit man to death.
The ongoing debates around the suicide of Rohith Vemula and the JNU issue have brought to the public discourse a confusing, controversial term: Brahmanwad
Ten days after two infants died of burn injuries in an alleged attack by upper caste Rajputs in Faridabad, a forensic investigation into the incident has raised a question mark over the accusations.
CBI has registered a case of murder against 11 persons in connection with the killing of two infants of a Dalit family in Faridabad.
A platoon of Haryana's special Rapid Action Force was deployed on Friday to maintain law and order in Sunped village in Faridabad.
There is no doubt about the fact that VK Singh's remark on Faridabad violence was insensitive. But we seem to be missing the larger picture in the outrage.