Kancha Ilaiah

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Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd on his new memoir, the importance of Dalits sharing their own stories, and ‘productive castes'
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Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd on his new memoir, the importance of Dalits sharing their own stories, and ‘productive castes'

Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd's autobiography, From a Shepherd Boy to an Intellectual: My Memoirs, provides the reader with a blueprint of his arguments and how they came into being.

Delhi University suggests banning Kancha Ilaiah's books from MA Political Science syllabus, objects to use of word 'Dalit'
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Delhi University suggests banning Kancha Ilaiah's books from MA Political Science syllabus, objects to use of word 'Dalit'

The Delhi University on Wednesday recommended removing Dalit writer-activist Kancha Ilaiah's books from its political science syllabus over their "controversial content", while also suggesting to discontinue the use of the word 'Dalit' in academic discourse.

Police place Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah under house arrest in Hyderabad, deny permission to address meet in Vijayawada
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Police place Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah under house arrest in Hyderabad, deny permission to address meet in Vijayawada

Police placed social activist Kancha Ilaiah under house arrest in Hyderabad on Saturday to stop him from leaving for Vijayawada to address a public meeting

Hyderabad Police registers case against Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah for 'hurting religious feelings'
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Hyderabad Police registers case against Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah for 'hurting religious feelings'

Hyderabad Police has registered a case against Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah for allegedly hurting religious feelings through his book on Arya Vysya community

Congress condemns attack on Dalit rights activist Kancha Ilaiah, terms it attempt to stifle democracy
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Congress condemns attack on Dalit rights activist Kancha Ilaiah, terms it attempt to stifle democracy

A police official in Parkal had said on Saturday that members of the Arya Vysya community had been protesting over Ilaiah's book 'Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu' (Vysyas are social smugglers).

JNU student suicide: Polarised school system alienates Dalits from English speaking middle class
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JNU student suicide: Polarised school system alienates Dalits from English speaking middle class

In the midst of the debate over Vemula's suicide, Sukhadeo Thorat, former UGC chairperson, made some observations about the continued distress of Dalit students in colleges and universities.

Non-vegetarian food banned in Lucknow varsity campus
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Non-vegetarian food banned in Lucknow varsity campus

Non-vegetarian food has been banned in the Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (BBAU) mess here, officials said on Tuesday.

Vegetarianism is anti-nationalism: Kancha Ilaiah on Ambedkar's food democracy
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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.

Is English education an answer to Dalits' woes?
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Is English education an answer to Dalits' woes?

Dalit political scientist Kancha Ilaiah points out that tempests in teacups over politics of symbolism shouldn't take over a pressing need to make education in English accessible to Dalits.

Nandy's comment part of intellectual goondagiri: Kancha Ilaiah
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Nandy's comment part of intellectual goondagiri: Kancha Ilaiah

Dalit intellectual Kancha Ilaiah said that Ashis Nandy's comments were part of intellectual goondagiri against the Dalits and should be condemned as strongly as street goondagiri.

Nandy made bad statement with good intentions: Kancha Ilaiah
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Nandy made bad statement with good intentions: Kancha Ilaiah

IIaiah's statement comes a day after Nandy was booked by Rajasthan Police under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for his comment.

JLF: Javed Akhtar spars with Kancha Illaiah over religion
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JLF: Javed Akhtar spars with Kancha Illaiah over religion

A quarrel over religion broke out between Bollywood lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and Dalit activist and writer Kancha Illaiah at the Jaipur Literature Festival here on Friday.

Beef Festival organisers are foolish lambs to the slaughter
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Beef Festival organisers are foolish lambs to the slaughter

The caste-baiting organisers of the #BeefFestival deluded themselves into thinking they were asserting their “food rights”. But it's their political patrons backstage who will harvest the fruits of their folly.

The four challenges Mayawati has thrown at us in Noida
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The four challenges Mayawati has thrown at us in Noida

What is the exact political message Mayawati is trying to send through her costly, Rs 685 crore Dalit icons memorial and park in Noida?