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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
Sep 06, 2019
Magamuni movie review: Arya impresses in a double role in Santhakumar's story with well-crafted charactersMagamuni stands out for the way the director has delved into the subject of Karma and redemption, and also the socio-political issues, without being preachy.
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.
Aug 26, 2019
Adivasis and the Indian State: From Lohra tribals to Rautias, in Jharkhand, vulnerable groups bear burden of identityDuring one Census, the administration erroneously entered Lohra, as Lohar in the records, and in the process stripped the community of its Adivasi identity, and along with reservations on jobs, education and several other social welfare benefits
Aug 07, 2019
Stalled wedding processions, overpriced water, social abomination: Dalits in Rajasthan’s Madhopura continue to suffer atrocitiesIn a stark reminder of the atrocities against those belonging to the lower castes, a Dalit groom in Rajasthan’s Madhopura village was prevented by members of the Jat community from sitting on the mare, citing religious sentiments
Aug 06, 2019
Caste discrimination in MP: Wedding processions, sitting in front of 'upper caste' members among recent causes for social boycott of DalitsAn activist said that even if Dalits try to break discriminatory social norms, there are harsh consequences that follow.
Aug 04, 2019
HD Kumaraswamy tells JD(S) workers to be prepared for fresh elections in Karnataka; party to contest on all 17 seats if by-polls happenFormer chief minister HD Kumaraswamy told party workers to be prepared for by-polls, as the JD(S) is likely to field candidates in all the 17 constituencies, or to expect fresh elections in the state
Aug 03, 2019
'Became CM accidentally', HD Kumaraswamy hints at exit from politics; expresses satisfaction with work done by Cong-JD(S) govtHD Kumaraswamy on Saturday hinted at leaving politics, asserting that it is not for good people and emphasises on casteism.
Jul 31, 2019
Dalit children in Madhya Pradesh are forced to quit school due to harassment, casteism by teachers, studentsCaste discrimination is what is keeping three standard five students in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh from going to school.