Dalit Writing | Speaking from the shadows4 min read . Updated: 07 Dec 2013, 12:06 AM IST
An anthology and an autobiography provoke reflections on the politics of exclusion in modern India
“If there is not a single dalit who is an editor of a national daily, an anchor on TV channels, or a member of (industry bodies) FICCI or CII, it is not by incident, but by virtue of the doctrine of untouchability." So wrote Chandra Bhan Prasad in 2000 in his “Dalit Diary" column in ThePioneer. In 2013, this indictment of mainstream media still holds true.
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