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Book excerpt: In The Sickle, Anita Agnihotri foregrounds the lives of Marathwada farmers and migrant workers
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Dalits thrashed by Rajputs for 'sporting moustache' in Gujarat village; one held
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Dalits thrashed by Rajputs for 'sporting moustache' in Gujarat village; one held

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.

Saharanpur Violence: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea for SIT probe into clashes
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Saharanpur Violence: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea for SIT probe into clashes

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 Madhya Pradesh, upper caste villagers pollute Dalits' well, pour kerosene
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In Madhya Pradesh, upper caste villagers pollute Dalits' well, pour kerosene

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".

Teenage girl in Tamil Nadu set on fire by stalker shows caste cracks in state's social fabric
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Teenage girl in Tamil Nadu set on fire by stalker shows caste cracks in state's social fabric

He now said that if the caste-based parties were involved, this tragedy could have been averted.

After Ahmedabad and Agra rallies, BJP feels Dalit heat: Time for party to rethink poll strategy
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After Ahmedabad and Agra rallies, BJP feels Dalit heat: Time for party to rethink poll strategy

The BJP is worried that the recent Dalit uprising in Gujarat could have an impact on the forthcoming polls in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

Karnataka honour killing: Girl murdered by father for eloping with Dalit boy
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Karnataka honour killing: Girl murdered by father for eloping with Dalit boy

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

Caste violence: Three Dalit teens stripped, brutally beaten up in Chittorgarh, six arrested
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Caste violence: Three Dalit teens stripped, brutally beaten up in Chittorgarh, six arrested

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

Tirupur Dalit murder: Politics of hatred is the reason behind brazen caste violence in Tamil Nadu
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Tirupur Dalit murder: Politics of hatred is the reason behind brazen caste violence in Tamil Nadu

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.

Tirupur murder: Police detain four suspects accused of killing Dalit man
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Tirupur murder: Police detain four suspects accused of killing Dalit man

Police on Monday detained four of the suspects accused of hacking to death a young Dalit man who married an upper caste girl.

Tamil Nadu: Dalit man hacked to death in full public view for marrying Thevar girl in Tirupur
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Tamil Nadu: Dalit man hacked to death in full public view for marrying Thevar girl in Tirupur

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.

Are Brahmins scapegoats of 'Brahmanwad'? And what does it tell us about mob rule and the state?
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Are Brahmins scapegoats of 'Brahmanwad'? And what does it tell us about mob rule and the state?

The ongoing debates around the suicide of Rohith Vemula and the JNU issue have brought to the public discourse a confusing, controversial term: Brahmanwad

Dalit children killed in Faridabad: Forensic report suggests fire started inside the room
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Dalit children killed in Faridabad: Forensic report suggests fire started inside the room

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.

Faridabad Dalit killings: CBI registers murder case against 11 people
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Faridabad Dalit killings: CBI registers murder case against 11 people

CBI has registered a case of murder against 11 persons in connection with the killing of two infants of a Dalit family in Faridabad.

Rapid Action Force platoon deployed in Sunped after Faridabad Dalit burning incident
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Rapid Action Force platoon deployed in Sunped after Faridabad Dalit burning incident

A platoon of Haryana's special Rapid Action Force was deployed on Friday to maintain law and order in Sunped village in Faridabad.

He made a dog's breakfast of his 'bite', but that doesn't mean VK Singh is entirely wrong
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He made a dog's breakfast of his 'bite', but that doesn't mean VK Singh is entirely wrong

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.