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Researches / Studies

When Jai Bhim meets Lal Salaam


Dalit politics cannot move forward unless it is willing to articulate the material aspirations of the dispossessed. Similarly, Left politics has no future unless it recognises that annihilation of caste is vital for any progressive politics By G Sampath Updated: December 17, 2016 17:44 IST On September 16, Parliament Street ...

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The dissent of Manoranjan Byapari


How a former Naxalite and rickshaw-puller became one of the most celebrated writers of Dalit literature in Bengali Shamik Bag Byapari at his home in Kolkata. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint in a shabby, refugee-dominated corner of Kolkata’s southern fringe, writer Manoranjan Byapari struggles to sit cross-legged on the bed in his ...

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A new idiom of Dalit assertion


There’s a new turn in Dalit politics that entails taking charge of affairs in their own hands, and a widening of the terrain of struggle rather than restricting it to political power or religious conversion. Valerian Rodrigues There is a new swing in Dalit politics today. Its signs are palpable ...

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