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Remembering Dalit Panthers on the Death Anniversary of their First Martyr

10th January marks the martyrdom of Bhagwat Jhadhav, the first martyr of the Dalit Panthers Movement, a militant anti-casteĀ  struggle that shook Maharashtra during the 70s. Like every year, several anti-caste, cultural organisations and political parties including the Kabir Kala Manch, Samta Kala Manch, Republican Panthers and the Republican Party of India organised meetings in […]


Lakhs of People gather to remember BR Ambedkar at Mumbai, blacked out by Media

6th December for Indian mainstream media means one whole day of baying for blood on the question of Ram Temple, “special coverage” and “breaking news” of VHP-RSS-Shiv Sena’s calls for justice for Hindus in this country, and so on. What the media completely blacked out however is one of the country’s biggest single annual gatherings […]


Revolutionary Lokshahir Shantanu Kamble: A red star in the blue sky

Shantanu Kamble is one of the most powerful yet one of the least discussed shahirs of our times. His songs are about the Dalit lives and Dalit struggles, the history of discrimination and exploitation and the call for resistance. In these times when anti-caste political workers are being hounded by the State, when poets and […]