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.

From lowest caste to high office in India
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Mayawati is a ‘Dalit’s daughter’ who has gained wealth and power in India’s most populous state. But she wants to be prime minister. …

Role of phenomenon
Daily Pioneer – New Delhi,India
In this ongoing series on Dalit emancipation, I have been focusing their on emancipation from caste-based occupations. The focus is on Dalits working in …

Rajiv shadow in Rahul snub
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
Neither the BJP nor the Janata Dal (Secular) is likely to play on the “self-respect” sentiment in Karnataka, but the Congress is concerned about its Dalit …

Curse Of The Holy Cow
Tehelka – New Delhi,India
Bajrang Dal men strip and beat in public two Muslims and a Dalit for killing a cow. Karnataka quietly watches. SANJANA reports ” God? …

Caste Out, Caste In
Tehelka – New Delhi,India
Illumining because it drives home the failure of the Dravidian parties to turn the rhetoric of liberation into Dalit empowerment as well as the fact that …

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