There is an urgent need to revive Dr. Ambedkar’s Republican ideology to save our socialist secular democracy.
Translated from the Hindi originals, these poems by Rajat Rani ‘Meenu’ reflect a distinctive Dalit-feminist appraisal of 75 years of independence, and the possibilities of anti-caste futures.
Anyone engaging seriously with Teltumbde's work will know his beliefs are antithetical to the crimes he is being accused of.
No matter how deeply intellectual and globally influential Ambedkar is, the upper-caste mindset would never miss an opportunity to reduce Ambedkar as a mere representative of the Dalit struggle.
Since Ambedkar’s passing, Ambedkarites have been leaving a mark in various arenas, from politics to academia to employees’ organisations and more.
Since caste determines the company one keeps and ascertains one’s cultural privileges, or lack thereof, my intercaste identity made me persona non grata.
'The harder we try to repel it, the more furiously it hounds us.'