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The sound and fury of Anna Bhau Sathe’s words: An icon of Maharashtra’s Dalit literature

Editor’s note: Under the norms of the caste system, Dalits were denied the pen. Before the advent of Dalit literature in India, much of Dalit history was oral in nature. Their lives were not available to them in written form, ...

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Periyar’s Blinkers Made Him See Only the Brahmin Hegemon, None Else

Tamil Nadu’s public institutions have been exorcised of the Brahmin ghost and are now ruled by non-brahmins and non-Dalits. It is to hide this that a fake Brahmin-ghost is continuously being exorcised. P.A. Krishnan is an author in both English and Tamil. ...

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Periyar’s Detractors Are Misrepresenting His Words

Periyar problematised what freedom meant, who it benefitted and who it excluded. But that doesn’t mean he gave a clean chit to colonialism. Periyar (R) and B.R. Ambedkar. Credit: Wikimedia Commons The antagonism of rabid Hindu right-wingers toward Periyar is ...

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In Mexico, scenes of desolation and hope as the death toll reaches 274

Scenes of desolation and rejoicing unspooled Thursday at the sites of buildings crumbled by Mexico’s deadly earthquake, which killed at least 274 people and galvanized heroic efforts to reach those trapped. But a parallel drama transpired as the government announced ...

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Women safety an issue around world…Can’t be a free society if a large section is unsafe, says Sumita Misra

Misra, who is also the founder chairperson of the Chandigarh Literary Society and festival director for Literati, has previously published a book of poems in English titled A Life of Light and a book of Hindustani poetry Zara Si Dhoop ...

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