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
Rahi Gaikwad (Family members of the Dalit youth who was brutally killed in Shirdi. The Hindu) Shirdi police did not respond to calls as youth was brutally assaulted A Dalit youth was brutally assaulted and killed in the temple town of Shirdi in Maharashtra allegedly over his mobile ringtone of [ ... ]Read Full Story
Bhanwar Meghwanshi and Janani Sridharan The following is a detailed account of the happenings leading to and on the 14th of May 2015 at village Dangawas, describing an attack by the powerful Jats on dalits – murdering 4 of them by the use of tractors, molesting their women, seriously inju [ ... ]Read Full Story
Ankita Bhatkhande An engineering student, Vaibhav Kamble, helps Mumbai's street kids with education and shelter. Vaibhav Kamble with a kids' family in Worli Vaibhav Kamble, a final year mechanical engineering student at the DY Patil College in Lonavala, is setting an example for those w [ ... ]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 [ ... ]