Dalit chronicles (June 27, 2008)

The controversy over the arrest of Andhra Jyothi journalists over their “anti-Dalit” articles continues, Press Council gets into action and calls for media freedom to be protected, journalists released on bail; MP minister’s kin booked for burning down Dalit’s home; different sides exchange blame over Pottilanka violence;Cuddalore students demand dismissal of college head over Dalit remarks; protest over expulsion of Dalit students at IIT Read More …

Exclusive: Zizek interview

In an exclusive interview on video Slavoj Žižek expounds on his book “Violence”. Here he tackles five questions: a) What does he mean by violence; b) Why has god been extracted by the concept of divine violence; c) What is the violence inherent in multi-culturalism; d) Has all ideology ended?; e) Why does he not provide solutions? Read More …

Dalit chronicles (June 19, 2008)

Summary: Dalits, OBCs to come under separate quota laws; Dalits unable to stand for local elections; Paswan in poll mode; Gujarat Dalits flee village under attack from upper-caste men; An Interview with Dalit Writer Jai Prakash Kardam; Hindu organisation in UK says caste discrimination not widespread amongst UK Hindus;feature on a Dalit poet whose work has been included in university curriculums Read More …