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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: 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: 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

Shantanu Kamble passes away: Remembering the power, influence of the Dalit shahir's rebellion
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Shantanu Kamble passes away: Remembering the power, influence of the Dalit shahir's rebellion

Shantanu Kamble, who was one of the founding members of the Kabir Kala Manch, died on 13 June

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

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Wamandada Kardak's anti-caste metaphors
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Wamandada Kardak's anti-caste metaphors

Wamandada Kardak's work as a Dalit shahir was a breakthrough in terms of defining ‘culture’ in a Hindu Brahminical society

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Anna Bhau Sathe's powerful songs
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Anna Bhau Sathe's powerful songs

Anna Bhau Sathe voiced the pain of an entire generation of untouchable workers, who migrated from the villages to cities in search of a life of dignity

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Bhimrao Kardak's jalsa against caste
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Bhimrao Kardak's jalsa against caste

The year was 1937. At Kasarwadi Dadar (in then Bombay), a meeting was held to discuss the upcoming Indian provincial elections. Bhimrao Kardak and his troupe of <em>shahirs</em> were part of this meeting, as was Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar