Category Archives: Dalit

N?sta nummer och kastsystemet i Somalia

N?sta nummer av Dandakaranya kommer att inneh?lla en l?ngre genomg?ng av det indiska kastsystemet. Kastsystemet ?r starkt f?rknippat med Indien men det finns m?nga l?nder. I Somalia t.ex. finns ett par kaster (klaner) som ?r lika f?rtryckta som daliterna i Indien. Personer ur den “orena” klanen Madhibaan ?r ofta personligt bundna till en en h?gre […]

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Dalits?ngerskan Sheetal skall till varje pris stoppas fr?n att delta p? festival

Sheetal Sathe was arrested on charges of backing Naxal activities The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has forced St. Xavier’s College here to retract an invitation extended to Dalit activist and singer Sheetal Sathe. Ms. Sathe was arrested in April 2013 for allegedly supporting Naxal activities and later granted bail. She was invited by the […]

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THE REAL WORLD OF CASTE IN INDIA by Asit Das

THE REAL WORLD OF CASTE IN INDIA: AN EFFORT TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING HIRA SINGH’S RECASTING CASTE ~?? Asit ? “Sociologists of the caste have invoked religion, cognition, cosmology, heaven and hell to find the secret of the genesis, growth, and survival of the caste and caste system. In the process, they have missed the real secret […]

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Dalitkonst i Upplands V?sby

Kan konsten vara en v?g till frig?relse och uppr?ttelse? Utst?llningen unders?ker fr?gan genom fyra konstn?rer; tre indiska konstn?rer med dalit-bakgrund och en finsk invandrare. Hos daliterna, de ober?rbara, ”kastl?sa”, i Indien fyller konstenen s?rskild uppgift: att ge r?st till dem som inte h?rs, gestalta erfarenheter hos dem som lever i utanf?rskap. Men ocks? att geuttryck […]

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The country needs an anti-fascist force, says activist acquitted after 40 months in jail

Sudhir Dhawale, a dalit rights activist accused of having Maoist links, was declared innocent on May 15. Aarefa Johari On May 20, after spending three years and four months in Nagpur Central Jail for crimes he did not commit, dalit rights activist Sudhir Dhawale finally walked out as a free man. His arrest in January […]

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Report: Dalit girls exploited in India’s garment industry

A new report finds that Dalit girls in India’s garment industry live in hostels, with little freedom of movement, are underpaid for long working-days and working under hazardous conditions. Press Release from the India Committee on the Netherlands: ‘Small Steps – Big Challenges’ in Tamil Nadu’s textile industry Garment brands not transparent on tackling bonded […]

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Nu studie, kastsystemet i full kraft

Ett urval av resultaten visar hur djupt systemet ?r rotat. I 98,4 procent av de unders?kta byarna, var ?ktenskap mellan kasterna f?rbjudna, och inter-kast par uts?tts f?r v?ld och skulle ofta komma att beh?va l?mna byn. I 98,1 procent av byarna, kunde en dalit inte hyra ett hus i en icke-dalitisk t?tort. I 97,6 procent […]

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400-mannamob d?dade 8 daliter. Alla misst?nkta nu friade.

Tsundur Massacre: Normalising Injustice the Judicial Way – Subhash Gatade Tsundur, Guntur, A.P. which had made headlines way back in 1991 when eight dalits were lynched by a 400 strong armed mob of Reddys is again in the news. The recent judgment of the A.P high court has overturned the judgment of the Special courts […]

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Grundaren av Dalit Black Panter Party d?d

Namdeo Dhasal: A poet of the underbelly Shougat Dasgupta, LiveMint, FIRST PUBLISHED: WED, JAN 15 2014. 07 43 PM IST Namdeo Dhasal, the radical poet and founder of the Dalit Panther party, dies of illness at the age of 64 It’s not for his politics that Namdeo Dhasal will be remembered. Not perhaps even for […]

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Ingen r?ttvisa f?r anh?riga till 58 m?rdade daliter

En kylig decemberkv?ll f?r 16 ?r sedan, m?rdades 58 bybor kallblodigt i Laxmanpur-Bada i s?dra Bihar. Alla offren f?r massakern var daliter och m?nga av dem barn. En domstol har nu friat de som tidigare ?talades. De drabbade kr?ver r?ttvisa. Det verkar inte som att Indien (o)r?ttvisa kommer att de dem det.

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