Dalit chronicles (Mar 30, 2008)

Summary: LA Times carries a feature on Mayawati’s rise; Chandrabhan Prasad writes his weekly column on Dalit emancipation; Telegraph asks if Rahul Gandhi’s snub to Karnataka’s Kharge, a Dalit, would cost the Congress the state; Tehelka reports Bajrang Dal men stripping and beating in public two Muslims and a Dalit for killing a cow; Tehelka reviews Vaasanthi’s book on the Dravidian movement. Read More …

Dalit chronicles (Mar 28, 2008)

Court rejects bail plea of ex-councillor for Dalit atrocity related cases (ToI); Christians threaten to revert to Hinduism (NIE); Dalit killed in Ahmedabad following complaint against upper caste men (IE); Faizabad fire destroys 80 Dalit homes (IE); Dalit beaten to death in Bihar (Khaleej Times); IndiaFM reports on Nandita Das’ role as Dalit Pakistani film Read More …