First-person account: Mental trauma of Bahujan students in elite universities

More than ever, students from the historically deprived sections of Indian society are entering the campuses for higher education. But, as Ritu found out, a struggle and little or no empathy await them there

With the untimely demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, suddenly all Indians in social media have started talking about mental health. Several poems, stories, and messages on mental health are in circulation. But I want to ask my fellow citizens: Do we need someone famous to commit suicide to talk about mental health? Can’t we talk about mental health in general? Can we talk about the mental health of Dalitbahujan students in universities?

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