Articles by: Nikhil Sanjay-Rekha Adsule

Memoirs of a Dalit Communist

Memoirs of a Dalit Communist

शिळेखाली हात होता, तरी नाही फोडला हंबरडा किती जन्मांची कैद, कुणी निर्मिला हा कोंडवाडा……’ -दया पवार The above lines taken from Daya Pawar’s poem ‘ kondwada’ essays the inner nuances of the struggle of Dalits to achieve their dream of the egalitarian society which shall be based on the edifice of Genderless, Casteless and Classless Society.It also potrays the hope[Read More…]

April 6, 2020 Book Review
Manusangada: The Grammar of Anarchy

Manusangada: The Grammar of Anarchy

“Constitutional morality is not a natural sentiment. It has to be cultivated. We must realise that our people have yet to learn it. Democracy in India is only a top-dressing on an Indian soil which is essentially undemocratic.”                             – Dr.B.R.Ambedkar       The above quote by Babsaheb Ambedkar in the times of Corona Pandemic which is proving to be a[Read More…]

April 4, 2020 Arts/Literature
The Scar, an antidote for Dalit Assertion and Emancipation !

The Scar, an antidote for Dalit Assertion and Emancipation !

I am an  untouchable My whole body is filled with the scent of the earth My whole life’s filled with the sorrow of veTTi, My eyes are filled with the heat of the sun, My head is covered with dried braids Like the branches of a Banyan Hardened by sun and rain. You pushed me outside the village, You asked[Read More…]

November 4, 2019 Book Review
Poomani’s ” Heat”

Poomani’s ” Heat”

कठीण आला काळ, मातीशी तुटे नाळ, युगाचा अंध खेळ, डोळेच केले गहाळ. सावात दिसे चोर, घुबडात दिसे मोर, लहानात दिसे थोर, थोरात दिसे पोर. –   Ballad from the movie ‘Court’ There is only one way to shorten and ease the convulsions of the old society and the bloody birth of new – revolutionary terror. Karl Marx   Justice has always[Read More…]

November 2, 2019 Book Review
Study of Gender,Caste and Religion,their intersection and interconnection in Aravind Malagatti’s “GOVERNMENT BRAHMANA”

Study of Gender,Caste and Religion,their intersection and interconnection in Aravind Malagatti’s “GOVERNMENT BRAHMANA”

INTRODUCTION ” कथा सुनो रे लोगों एक व्यथा सुनो रे लोगों  हम मजदूर की करून कहानी आओ करीब से जानो  खाने को खाना नही  पिने को पानी नही  पेहेनेको कपडा नही  ये कैसा राज हैं भाई ये झूठा राज है भाई ll”                         शाहीर विलास घोगरे   “कशाला झाली शिक्षणाची ओळख बरा तो ओहळयाचा गोटा गावची गुरे वळली असती[Read More…]

October 29, 2019 Book Review
Kusumabale a brilliant anthology that still guides the oppressed for their quest to Justice

Kusumabale a brilliant anthology that still guides the oppressed for their quest to Justice

Kusumabale by D.Mahadeva  acts as Rastafarianism in the Dalit literature movement especially in Kannada Dalit literature movement which is marked by 2 strands i.e Navodaya movement and Navya movement as noted by Vivek Shanbhag in his classic introduction. It could be a work of fiction,nonfiction or even an autobiographical one woven in the form of mysticism and mythology that gives[Read More…]

October 25, 2019 Book Review
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Why Ambedkar’s Constitutional Morality needs to be revisited !

Dr.Ambedkar’s role in crafting of the majestic document called Constitution of India(not Indian Constitution as there is a still a long way to go in becoming a nation!) is undisputed.His entire repertoire of works when keenly read invokes passion and inspiration among the Bahujan masses especially Dalits.He is the epitome of excellence and a goal for them to mould their[Read More…]

October 24, 2019 India