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Feb 04, 2019
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Adarsh Shinde takes forward third-generation legacy of Bhim GeeteAdarsh 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
Jan 15, 2019
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Kadubai Kharat sings of Ambedkar in bastisIf we listen carefully, Kadubai’s voice does not make us emotional. It puts to rest the confusions and incertitude within the anti-caste movement.
Oct 22, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Vilas Ghogare sang of Ambedkar with his iktaraVilas 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.
Jul 28, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Prahlad Shinde's dual approaches to musicPrahlad Shinde sang many of the Ambedkarite movement’s songs. But he also sang ‘devotional’ and ‘folk’ songs which brought him widespread popularity.
Jul 10, 2018
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
Jun 15, 2018
Shantanu Kamble passes away: Remembering the power, influence of the Dalit shahir's rebellionShantanu Kamble, who was one of the founding members of the Kabir Kala Manch, died on 13 June
Jun 14, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: How Vithhal Umap strove to keep the art form aliveVitthal Umap almost rescued some of the old genres in the Shahiri tradition and tirelessly performed them to keep them alive
Jun 06, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Wamandada Kardak's anti-caste metaphorsWamandada Kardak's work as a Dalit shahir was a breakthrough in terms of defining ‘culture’ in a Hindu Brahminical society
May 29, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Anna Bhau Sathe's powerful songsAnna 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
May 23, 2018
Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: Bhimrao Kardak's jalsa against casteThe 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 shahirs were part of this meeting, as was Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar