ThePrint’s Opinion team launched the Dalit History Month series for the first time in 2018 to not only commemorate Babasaeb Ambedkar’s birthday but also to foreground hidden stories, voices and catalysing issues in the community. You can read the articles here. We now bring you the second edition.
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Bollywood is now comfortable with portraying drugs, gender parity, crime and sexuality, but still finds Dalit characters too hot to handle.
Instagram Reels feels like you've entered an expensive restaurant where you can be mocked for your clothes, accent, and pronunciation.
Kausalya Baisantri was an educator and activist who reached the voice of Dalit women to then Indian President Giani Zail Singh.
M. Nagloo rose from obscurity to become a prominent figure in late 19th century. His biography, written by his son, is perhaps the first Dalit biography written in English.
From Yashica Dutt to Sumitra Mehrol, autobiographies & memoirs by Dalit-Bahujan women have a unique position in centering their experiences.
Don’t just celebrate Ambedkar’s birthday. Follow the democracy he envisioned for India.
Ambedkar favoured communal representation but had serious objections to a separate communal electorate being the best way to achieve it.