Dalit Activism News
Read an excerpt from Kobad Ghandy's Fractured Freedom, a stirring narrative of his activism and incarceration
The memoir also documents the turning points in the activist and thinker's life including his introduction to Marxist ideology, meeting his wife Anuradha, and the couple's involvement in the Naxalite movement.
Kobad Ghandy's upcoming memoir traces the activist's life from his student days in London to his work as a Maoist ideologue
For the better part of the last decade, Kobad Ghandy had been embroiled in several court cases and was in and out of various prisons across different states in the country.
Rajya Sabha MPs cutting across party lines condemn Maharashtra caste violence, demand judicial inquiry
Members in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday condemned the spate of caste violence in Maharashtra and demanded an impartial and speedy judicial inquiry to punish the culprits.
Rohith Vemula suicide: Hyderabad University clamps down on students planning 'Shahadat Din'
A stage seems to have set for confrontation between students of University of Hyderabad and its authorities over organisation of "Shahadat Din" on Tuesday in memory of dalit scholar Rohit Vemula whose alleged suicide last year had raised a political firestorm.
Vegetarianism is anti-nationalism: Kancha Ilaiah on Ambedkar's food democracy
Kancha Ilaiah speaks to Firstpost about the status of oppressed classes post Independence, identity/caste politics, rise of Dalit student activism, ‘Ambedkarism’ and the relevance of BR Ambedkar in the current political scenario.