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'
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
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 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
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).
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 has been banned in the Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (BBAU) mess here, officials said on Tuesday.
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.
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.
IIaiah's statement comes a day after Nandy was booked by Rajasthan Police under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for his comment.
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.
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.
What is the exact political message Mayawati is trying to send through her costly, Rs 685 crore Dalit icons memorial and park in Noida?