Dalit Politics News
Ravan is pugnacious and confrontational, even as he assiduously sticks to the Dalit rhetoric and a familiar script
JNUSU Elections 2019: BAPSA-Fraternity alliance a step against Islamophobia, challenges monopoly of Brahmanical Left and Right in JNU politics
The BAPSA-Fraternity alliance in the JNUSU elections 2019 is a historic episode in the JNU campus where both savarna Brahmanical Left and Right have had a monopoly for decades in terms of institutional and political access
Despite Dalit political assertion, casteism within community keeps issues affecting manual scavengers on the sidelines
The 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
Cracks in cult of Mayawati: Return to Kanshi Ram’s alliance formula shows BSP chief’s larger-than-life image has begun to crumble
Bahujan Samaj Party had hoped to fashion a single, national leadership for Dalits across India. Win or lose in Uttar Pradesh, that dream is dead. Ultimately, Behenji has discovered cult followings can be fickle
Lok Sabha Election 2019: How Agra, Ambedkar's favourite city, evolved into a battlefield of political thought
Dr BR Ambedkar made his last, stirring speech in Agra in which he expressed his anguish at educated Dalits taking up government jobs
A successful entry into the Uttar Pradesh’s political game, via Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, may give Congress a formula that it could execute to good effect in other states
Chandrashekhar Azad, the 'great Dalit hope', says that he will not contest polls. But he continues to be seen as a threat by political parties
At a time when every star or director in Kollywood shows interest in plunging into politics, Ranjith has the right credentials to succeed. No wonder Rahul Gandhi spent two hours with him.
Young leaders of a nascent group of middle-class Dalits think and act differently from veteran leaders when it comes to the violence they face.
Gujarat Elections: Tired of Congress and BJP, Dalits seek to shift narrative to development, rise above caste politics
The Gujarat Assembly Election is likely to see Dalits rising above caste politics and vote for development as the community realises the need for political empowerment and not just political representation
Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Congress likely to receive boost as OBC leader Alpesh Thakor accepts invitation to join party
Thakor, the convenor of the Gujarat OBC Ekta Manch and leader of the local Thakor Sena, has considerable influence among backward classes.
Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said she would contest the election on the basis of ideology not caste, stressing that her plank would be destruction of the caste structure and protection of democratic values.
In the latest of the many "correct the past" assertions, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) recently stated that contrary to what is believed, Ambedkar was never opposed to the Vedic religion and didn't represent any caste,
Had he been alive, Rohith Vemula would have passed out as a PhD degree holder in Social Sciences with distinction in October 2016.
A day after reports emerged of deposits worth Rs 100 crore in old notes of Rs 1,000 made in Bahujan Samajwadi Party bank account, party chief Mayawati hit back alleging that the Narendra Modi-led BJP central government is targeting her because of she is a <em>dalit</em>, and a key to the upcoming UP Assembly Election 2017.
By tomorrow, Ramdas Athawale, leader of the largest Dalit faction in Maharashtra, will have to decide whether he will join the ministry in Maharashtra or hope to join the Modi government in Delhi.
Team Anna might train its guns on the Congress but it's not just Congresswallahs who are speaking up against the Gandhian. After the Mumbai letdown, some former comrades are saying "I told you so."
Rahul Gandhi's gawkiness as a politician is only matched by his cynical exploitation of caste and communal identities that masquerades as empathy for the underprivileged.