Dalit Panthers 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.
Raja Dhale passes away aged 78: Remembering the tireless Panther who fired the Dalit literary imagination
Raja Dhale’s words gave voice, and a philosophy, to the grief of the masses — something that no writer of his time had hitherto been able to provide
Raja Dhale, co-founder of radical outfit Dalit Panthers, dies at Mumbai residence; Ramdas Athawale expresses grief
Raja Dhale along with others founded in 1972 Dalit Panther, a youth-based organisation inspired by the Black Panther outfit of African Americans in the US.
Dalit writing, global contexts: JV Pawar's poetry collection Blockade embodies the spirit of the Dalit Panthers
JV Pawar is an activist – more a Dalit Panther than a writer – and this reflects in his works. The poems in his collection Blockade speak of the Dalit community’s everyday life, their struggles, their agonies, and their hope amidst it all, as the purveyors of Babasaheb’s legacy. Despite his reputation as a historian-writer in Marathi, Blockade remained untouched, unreviewed and outside the discussions of English readers and critics
Dalit Panthers: An Authoritative History book review — JV Pawar documents facts, fanaticism and a movement against caste oppression
Translated to English from Marathi, JV Pawar's Dalit Panthers: An Authoritative History, is the first-hand documentation of how and why the movement of Dalit Panthers took shape in Maharashtra and how it spread across several Indian states from south to north
Namdeo Dhasal's poetry, and how it gave form to the Dalit experience in Maharashtra
In our ongoing series on Dalit literature from Maharashtra, we look at the literary legacy of the legendary Namdeo Dhasal.