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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.

A Dalit lead who isn’t honour killing or inter-caste love victim. It takes a Neeraj Ghaywan

Bollywood is now comfortable with portraying drugs, gender parity, crime and sexuality, but still finds Dalit characters too hot to handle.

How Instagram reels is a mirror to modern casteism in India

Instagram Reels feels like you've entered an expensive restaurant where you can be mocked for your clothes, accent, and pronunciation.

Kausalya Baisantri, an early Dalit woman autobiographer, fought a ‘double curse’

Kausalya Baisantri was an educator and activist who reached the voice of Dalit women to then Indian President Giani Zail Singh.

Meet M. Nagloo, India’s first Dalit hotelier who was famous among British, US travellers

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.

New Dalit women autobiographies are opening up private, intimate spaces, rewriting history

From Yashica Dutt to Sumitra Mehrol, autobiographies & memoirs by Dalit-Bahujan women have a unique position in centering their experiences.
Members of Dalit community display a portrait of Bhim Rao Ambedkar during 'Bharat Bandh' in New Delhi | PTI

Ambedkar said tyranny of majority is no democracy. Indians must read him again

Don’t just celebrate Ambedkar’s birthday. Follow the democracy he envisioned for India.

Why Ambedkar changed on separate electorate. His shift was strategic not voluntary

Ambedkar favoured communal representation but had serious objections to a separate communal electorate being the best way to achieve it.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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