Dalit violence

Sudipto Mondal (centre) says there isn’t a single example of Dalit-Ambedkarites picking up arms to fight caste, setting up ambushes, launching fidayeen attacks, packing bombs into suitcases. There are many Dalits in the Maoist ranks but they slave for somebody else’s dream. Photo: Jithendra M./Mint

Sudipto Mondal dreams of a Dalit nation

10 min read . 10 Aug 2018
The BJP on its part has argued that discrimination against Dalits has a long history, not necessarily connected to the BJP’s rise, and that it enjoys strong support from Dalits. Photo: HT

The political battle for Dalit votes

4 min read . 02 Nov 2017
A file photo of a Dalit protest in Ahmedabad following the incident of violence against the community in Una. Photo: HT

Why is Dalit politics on the boil?

4 min read . 23 Jun 2018
Pawan Pandit is chairman of Bhartiya Gau Raksha Dal, which has 6,000 full-time members, mostly men and mostly Brahmins, and operates in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint<br />

Who is a Gau Rakshak?

8 min read . 26 Jul 2016
Protesters block a road in Faridabad after two Dalit children were burned alive in Sunped village on Tuesday. Photo: PTI<br /><br />

Violence against Dalits on the rise

4 min read . 23 Oct 2015