Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

A ‘Dalit Spring’ is on the horizon

A ‘Dalit Spring’ is on the horizon

Last week's nationwide Dalit protest was a turning point in India's caste struggles.

On April 2, hundreds of thousands of India’s Dalits poured into the streets to take part in the Bharat Bandh, or all-India strike, called by Dalit organisations across the country. The former “untouchables” were protesting against what they say is the dilution of a law meant to protect them. The mass protest, which was the […]