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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: From Bhimrao Kardak to Sambhaji Bhagat, tracing a legacy of anti-caste music and poetry
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: From Bhimrao Kardak to Sambhaji Bhagat, tracing a legacy of anti-caste music and poetry

The Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra were the poet-musicians of the anti-caste movement, who took Dr BR Ambedkar's idea of the annihilation of caste to the people

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Adarsh Shinde takes forward third-generation legacy of Bhim Geete
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Adarsh Shinde takes forward third-generation legacy of Bhim Geete

Adarsh Shinde was born into the tradition of Shinde-Shahi which spans three generations in his family. He embodies the change that the world of Ambedkari shahiri has undergone

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Kadubai Kharat sings of Ambedkar in bastis
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Kadubai Kharat sings of Ambedkar in bastis

If we listen carefully, Kadubai’s voice does not make us emotional. It puts to rest the confusions and incertitude within the anti-caste movement.

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Sambhaji Bhagat takes Ambedkar to the world
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Sambhaji Bhagat takes Ambedkar to the world

At a time when technology has enabled the propagation of Brahminical values at a mass scale, Sambhaji Bhagat continues to perform in slums and neglected neighbourhoods across Maharashtra

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: In Suresh Bhat's ghazals, a fight against oppression
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: In Suresh Bhat's ghazals, a fight against oppression

Suresh Bhat, who had failed his exams and faced humiliation because of a deformed leg, found the strength to fight because of the Ambedkarite literature he read

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Vilas Ghogare sang of Ambedkar with his iktara
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Vilas Ghogare sang of Ambedkar with his iktara

Vilas Ghogare portrayed the dreadful life of the workers that he observed up close, since he was a worker himself in Mumbai. He also spoke of his life as a Dalit — a life that he had inherited.

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Arjun Hari Bhalerao's perseverance amid adversity
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Arjun Hari Bhalerao's perseverance amid adversity

Despite creating a body of influential work and being one of the Dalit shahirs who took Ambedkar and his ideas to some of the most marginalised people in villages, Arjun Hari Bhalerao's work is still not known to many today

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: B Kashinand's verses of optimism
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: B Kashinand's verses of optimism

Dalit shahir B Kashinand was optimistic, determined and a dreamer of the Prabuddha Bharath (Enlightened Bharath)

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Prahlad Shinde's dual approaches to music
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Prahlad Shinde's dual approaches to music

Prahlad Shinde sang many of the Ambedkarite movement’s songs. But he also sang ‘devotional’ and ‘folk’ songs which brought him widespread popularity.

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Prakash Patankar's songs against caste
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Prakash Patankar's songs against caste

“Song is not a means of livelihood for me [sic]. It is a weapon to bring awareness in society,” Prakash Patankar said

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Nagorao Patankar's quest to reclaim history
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Nagorao Patankar's quest to reclaim history

The lyrics of a song that Nagorao Patankar performed in 1935 before BR Ambedkar went: "Dalito Ki Tawarikh/ Mulk Hindostan Se Pucho (The history of Dalits/ Ask the country called Hindostan)"

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: The unsung genius of Uttam Mule
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: The unsung genius of Uttam Mule

Though his songs were popular and even sung by established singers, Uttam Mule was never given due credit

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: How Vithhal Umap strove to keep the art form alive
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: How Vithhal Umap strove to keep the art form alive

Vitthal Umap almost rescued some of the old genres in the Shahiri tradition and tirelessly performed them to keep them alive