Sujatha Gidla: The voice that echoes the Dalitbahujan conscience

Born into a family of ‘untouchables’, Sujata Gidla challenged the oppressive social dictats and is now the voice of the Dalits, Backwards and women in India. Kamal Chandravanshi writes about the author of ‘Ants Among Elephants’, who questions modern India’s failure to address the inhuman treatment of Dalits and Backwards.



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The Case for Bahujan Literature

Mahishasur: A people’s hero

Dalit Panthers: An Authoritative History 

Mahishasur: Mithak wa Paramparayen

The Common Man Speaks Out

Jati ke Prashn Par Kabir

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