Dalit chronicles (May 12, 2008)

Summary: 2 Dalit boys paraded naked for killing birds; Atti Dalit Movement of India alleges Chandigarh administration of not being serious about representation Dalits in the city administration; BJP to benefit from Mayawati’s foray in state in Karnataka elections; Real Politik on Congress new young face and its strategy to focus on the poor and deprived; Merinews.in on the organised violence against Dalit Christians in Orissa; Merinews.in questions the political scramble for Dalits; the casteist insults against a Dalit MLA by Akali Dal politicians. Read More …

Dalit chronicles (May 10, 2008)

Summary: Rahul to visit Orissa on May 13; Dalits In U.P. Face Hunger Deaths And Suicides; CBI for a rehabilitation plan for the main witnesses in the Khairlanji dalit murder case; Chandrabhan Prasad on the violence inflicted on Dalits by other castes; a feature on scholarswithoutborders.in, an online book store set up by JNU professor Ram Ramaswamy to help students source books from both India and abroad Read More …

Žižek on Violence (Video)

Subaltern Studies is proud to present the video of Zizek’s lecture on his book Violence at the University of Leeds. Expounds on violence in all its dimensions, he introduces aspects that got left out in the book. The lecture was organised by the International Journal of Zizek Studies. Read More …

Terrorism, Baudrillard, and a Death in Northeast India

For the people of Northeast India, there is little relief from from their chaotic transpolitical circumstance. A Baudrillard-inspired analysis of the region offers us a radical way to view a radical circumstance that cannot be understood by reference to traditional approaches. Alongside of Baudrillard, thinkers such as Agamben and Zizek also provide important theoretical tools for evaluating the current situation. Read More …