The newest revolution is the number of hospitals owned by Dalit doctors that are springing up everywhere in the country, posing a powerful counter to the centuries-old stigmas.
Besides amplifying Dalit protests, social media has lowered the barriers to entry into the political discourse for Dalits. ThePrint is publishing articles on Dalit issues...
The history of caste Hindus is a narrative of self-success which has been steeped in the very marrow of caste Hindu culture.
Social justice political forces have kept the ideas of Ambedkar and Lohia as separate legacies. This imposes limitations on contemporary politics.
Ambedkar knew the importance of land in the emancipation of dalits, but he also knew it would not be easy to secure it for them, writes Anand Teltumbde in a new book titled ‘Republic of Caste: Thinking Equality in the Time of Neoliberal Hindutva’.
Even OBC representation in higher bureaucracy is no more than 2.89 per cent; retired officers claim Dalits & tribals continue to face discrimination in career.
Guru Ravidas, born a ‘social impure’ chamar, spoke to the practising Hindus about purity of conscience.
Dalit leaders in the ruling party say the party has ignored them and does not have a senior SC leader to manage the protests in the heartland states.
After K.G. Balakrishnan’s retirement in May 2010, no Dalit judge has been elevated to apex court; even not a single Dalit chief justice in 24 high courts.
My fascination for Dadasaheb Gaikwad has its roots in the failures of our own land struggle. Like me, he too was called a Communist stooge.
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