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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Articles

Dengue is endemic in Bangladesh but the current outbreak is unusual in its scale and seasonality. Many experts have linked the surge in dengue cases with extreme climate events

Beijing needs new allies now that the Rajapaksas are reeling, but the enmeshing of politics and religion in Sri Lanka is always cause for concern

January 25, 2023 - Updates and analysis from around the region

A crossborder discussion on economic precarity and the impacts of ongoing debt restructuring processes and negotiations with the IMF in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.