The Jogappas with T.M. Krishna

The Jogappas with T.M. Krishna

Any art form is not closed, but has spaces for experimentation and TM Krishna calls this experimentation as sharing. Here is one of those sharings between the Carnatic classical music and the music of Jogappas, a transgender community of Karnataka and Maharashtra.  Part One   Part Two   Also read:  T.M. Krishna and the Jogappas: Coming…

घास : पाश , Ghaas : Pash

घास : पाश , Ghaas : Pash

Published on Jun 26, 2017 Pash or Paash (ਅਵਤਾਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਪਾਸ਼; September 9, 1950 – March 23, 1988) was the pen name of Avtar Singh Sandhu, one of the major poets of the Naxalite movement in the Punjabi literature of the 1970s. He was killed by Khalistani extremists on March 23, 1988. His strongly left-wing…

Why Was Dalit JNU Professor Saitya Brata Das Denied Promotion by the VC?

Why Was Dalit JNU Professor Saitya Brata Das Denied Promotion by the VC?

Dr. Saitya Brata Das, Associate Professor of English at the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, was recently denied promotion to Professorship by the JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar Mamidala. Dr. Das has six books, three edited books of essays, and several published papers to his credit. He has also been teaching for over…

From Samanvay 2016 – Speaking of Women: The Language of Control

From Samanvay 2016 – Speaking of Women: The Language of Control

Writer and publisher Ritu Menon, film critic Shubhra Gupta, independent journalist Neha Dixit, and lawyer and human rights activist Vrinda Gower in coversation about gender dynamics in thier respective fields. Watch ILF Samanvay 2015 Creativity and Censorship: The Insider versus the Outsider. Watch ILF Samanvay 2015 Dialoging Lives: Two Dalit Autobiographies. Watch ILF Samanvay 2015…

Talk by Martin Macwan from All India Socialist Youth Conference

Talk by Martin Macwan from All India Socialist Youth Conference

All India Socialist Youth Conference | अखिल भारतीय समाजवादी युवा सम्मेलन was organised by Rashtra Seva Dal, Yusuf Meherally Yuva Biradari and Lokayat between 21 and 22 January 2017 in the Rashtra Seva Dal Campus, Pune. It is in continuation with the efforts to build unity of Democratic Socialists across the country as a step…

In Conversation with Bhagwan Das

In Conversation with Bhagwan Das

Mr Bhagwan Das was a reputed scholar on Ambedkarism and the issue of human rights of the Scheduled Castes. Widely traveled, Mr Das addressed throughout his lifetime, various national & international platforms on the conditions of dalits in India and the best ways of their emancipation. In freewheeling conversation with Vidya Bhushan Rawat, he speaks…

Project Heartland 2: Meet the Men Who Started the Una Movement

Project Heartland 2: Meet the Men Who Started the Una Movement

Project Heartland captures the struggles of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert their rights despite all odds. Project Heartland wants these brave people to be known, recognised, and be seen as an inspiration to others. This YouTube mini series brings out different stories from the…

Project Heartland: Meet the Men Who Started the Una Movement

Project Heartland: Meet the Men Who Started the Una Movement

Project Heartland captures the struggles of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert their rights despite all odds. Project Heartland wants these brave people to be known, recognised, and be seen as an inspiration to others. This YouTube mini series brings out different stories from the…

Todo Bandhan

Todo Bandhan

Jagori Collective via Olakh's Grassroots Feminist Political Posters in India A two-part audio tape of feminist songs in Hindi popular with North Indian womens groups in India the 1980's. This collection of songs was produced by the Jagori collective in Delhi.  This tape has been digitised in public interest by sacw.net. Part 1 of the…