T. Sowjanya A dalit woman colleague of mine came to the university campus wearing a mangalsutra one day and this forms the context for my discussion. An upper-caste feminist professor was a little inquisitive about the reason for wearing the mangalsutra. In a lighter mood, the dalit woman p [ ... ]Read Full Story
Patna. A day after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar and his predecessor Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday also demanded that the central government should make the data of the caste census public. "I fail to understand why the centre was withholding the cast [ ... ]Read Full Story
Christophe Jaffrelot, Gilles Verniers Decline in number of OBC MPs shows that the classic tropes of backward class politics — quotas and simple descriptive representation — no longer work. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections produced an assembly where many voices can hardly be heard. The repr [ ... ]Read Full Story
Nisha Ponthathil Dravidian politics is playing to the tunes of anti-Dalit groups leading to perpetuation and escalation of honour killings and other atrocities against the community The recent murder of a Dalit engineering graduate Gokul Raj in Namakkal, has taken the number of honour kill [ ... ]Read Full Story
Devesh Kapur, D Shyam Babu and Chandra Bhan Prasad Born to an indentured laborer father in a Dalit family where food mattered more than studies, Mannam Madhusudan Rao began as a construction worker. Today, he runs his own construction company that is completing a township worth Rs 250 crore [ ... ]Read Full Story
The following is the first editorial (translated from Marathi) written by Babasaheb Ambedkar for the very first issue of Mook Nayak published in January 1920! This translation was first published in July 2010 by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research Institute in Social Growth, Kolhapur. [ ... ]Read Full Story
Preface by The Author Himself ~ "The day that reduces a man to slavery takes from him the half of his virtue,"
- Homer. "Our system of Government in India is not calculated to raise the character of those subject to it, nor is [ ... ]