Topic: Dalit

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The untouchable Hope Hicks, a ‘souvenir from Trump Tower’

Politico reports: Hope Hicks was celebrating a family wedding at a Bermuda golf club the weekend after Donald Trump was elected president when she overheard mem...   [ continue reading...]

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Azadi Kooch is a Fight for Land and Dignity: Watch Jignesh Mevani’s interview

Jignesh Mevani emerged as a leader from the Una movement last year. A year later, Jignesh is leading the Azadi kooch, a 7-day Freedom March which started July 1...   [ continue reading...]

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The Story of Laxmiben Maheria, Fiery Leader of the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch

Married at the age of 16, Laxmiben now marches and fights for Dalit women issues including access to basic healthcare services. The post The Story of Laxmiben M...   [ continue reading...]

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The Significance of Ram Nath Kovind’s Election as President for the BJP

In Ram Nath Kovind, the BJP has a Dalit president sympathetic to Hindutva, and with him, it hopes to strengthen its Dalit support and divide opposition unity. T...   [ continue reading...]

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As Kovind Becomes India’s New President, Will Mayawati Let This New Dalitism Win?

Ram Nath Kovind’s presence in Rashtrapati Bhavan will not make any difference to the ongoing atrocities against the Dalits. What can Mayawati do to keep t...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Modi’s ‘development model’ is anti-poor and anti-minorities

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Gargi BattacharyaFriday, July 21, 2017The rise to power of India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has been built on a...   [ continue reading...]

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Dalit Is a 'Proper Noun', Not an 'Adjective': Prof Gopal Guru

Dalit Is a 'Proper Noun', Not an 'Adjective': Prof Gopal Guru Rajesh Wed, 07/19/2017 - 17:29 It has to be recovered and rescued from all these adje...   [ continue reading...]

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As Azadi Kooch Comes to a Close, Dalits in Gujarat Claim Land They Were Allotted 50 Years Ago

This movement may have ended, but leaders said they will continue to take up the struggle of landless Dalits everywhere. The post As Azadi Kooch Comes to a Clos...   [ continue reading...]

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Manusmriti in Modi era

The RSS’ cultural affiliate is planning to bring out a sanitised version of Manusmriti without the harsh references to women and Dalits, but scholars are...   [ continue reading...]

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Mayawati Resigns from Rajya Sabha After Her Speech Was Cut Off

"I have no moral right to be in the House if I am not allowed to put across my views on atrocities being committed against Dalits," Mayawati said. The post Maya...   [ continue reading...]

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Dignity and visibility for domestic workers: no longer workers in the shadow!

The roots of prejudice against domestic workers in India run deep. Domestic workers gathered in...   [ continue reading...]

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Interview: Jignesh Mevani on the Azadi Kooch, Solidarity and the Future of Dalit Politics

As far Gujarat is concerned, the cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased post Una, so has the state repression. The post Interview: Jignesh Mevani on...   [ continue reading...]

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South African Communist Party is “Pro-Capitalist and Anti-Socialist”

South African labor unrestby Zwelinzima Vavi The newly-formed South African Federation of Trade Unions rejected an invitation to attend a congress of the South...   [ continue reading...]

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Interview: A Dalit Poet’s Explorations Into Discrimination and the Female Body

Tamil Dalit feminist poet Sukirtharani opens up about her childhood, her Dalit identity in poetry and the Dalit women's resistance. The post Interview: A Dalit...   [ continue reading...]

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Azadi Kooch is a Fight for Land and Dignity: Jignesh Mevani

Azadi Kooch is a Fight for Land and Dignity: Jignesh Mevani Pranjal Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:46 Azadi kooch, a 7-day freedom march has started in Guja...   [ continue reading...]

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Azadi Kooch is a Fight for Land and Dignity: Jignesh Mevani Interview

Azadi Kooch is a Fight for Land and Dignity: Jignesh Mevani Interview Pranjal Thu, 07/13/2017 - 17:46 Azadi kooch, a 7-day freedom march has start...   [ continue reading...]

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What is Dalit Middle Class?

What is Dalit Middle Class? Rajesh Thu, 07/13/2017 - 18:11 The interview talks about contribution of Dalit Middle Class to the Dalit Movement...   [ continue reading...]

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“They made this man an invalid. Can you imagine how they crippled my soul?”

Torture ruins lives. Here, we present monologues of five women whose husbands and sons were beaten, pressured and...   [ continue reading...]

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Strangers in the village

Despite Russia’s economic woes, labour migrants from Central Asia continue to arrive. And now they seek a be...   [ continue reading...]

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Delayed Due to Police Detentions, ‘Azadi Kooch’ Continues Fight for Dalit Rights

Marking one year of the public flogging of Dalits at Una, the week-long protest will continue despite the police revoking permission, activists say. The post De...   [ continue reading...]

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