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Jun 12, 2019
Despite Dalit political assertion, casteism within community keeps issues affecting manual scavengers on the sidelinesThe fact that some of the dominant Dalit communities engage in unleashing violence on the members of the scavenger community points at the limitations of the endorsed political ideologies of Ambedkarism, Marxism and feminism/womanism for scavengers
Nov 16, 2018
Short history of word 'Dalit': Move to scrap use of term has roots in history; all ruling parties have applied labels to communityAnd yet, every time the community has fought back and reasserted its rights in a dominant upper-caste society, they have managed to reunite under the canopy of the term 'Dalit' rather than any other nomenclature that the non-Dalits may have tried to ascribe to the society.
Sep 28, 2018
Narendra Modi and RSS, Part III: Sangh, PM are on same page; never rely on static social base for supportAs the 2019 elections draw near, Narendra Modi’s outreach to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes must be seen as a determined plan to expand the party’s support base beyond its traditional social constituency
Jun 10, 2018
In Rajinikanth's Kaala, Pa Ranjith busts clichés regarding Dalit representation in mainstream Tamil cinemaPa. Ranjith is one filmmaker in Tamil cinema exceptionally proud of his Dalit identity and has reiterated his Ambedkarite leanings on various occasions.
Jul 17, 2017
Presidential Election 2017: Leave alone the race to Raisina, Congress looks out of shape for 2019 as wellSonia Gandhi's contention that the presidential poll is a "clash of ideas" and a "conflict of values" is unconvincing. It is evident that Congress is trying to make a virtue out of political helplessness, short as it is of crucial numbers in the polling game. It is also a hollow statement because the Congress clearly doesn't practice what it preaches.