Analysis > The roots of Dalit rage
  • rohit

    The author begins the article by calling out elite opinion on the effectiveness of dalit emancipation which:

    “tends to view the Dalits as a people who have not yet attained the political maturity to act on their own behalf.”

    Calling out savarna outrage against statues is good, but by the end of the article, through sleight of hand (and much patronisation), the author does exactly this with a lone example of the BSP in UP. No nuance is brought up on what control of the police throughout the state means for dalit emancipation at the state level (safety over education/health perhaps?).

    I don’t believe that dalits can be the only ones to fairly represent the dalit reality but am beginning to see merits to that argument now.

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