Translating Rohith Vemula’s Poetry

Translating Rohith Vemula’s Poetry

  The Centre for Translations at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, organised a translation workshop on February 8, titled ‘Know in your Language, Communicate in your Voice: Translating the Works of Rohith Vemula’.  The invitation to the workshop read:   Rohith Vemula’s suicide note has rocked the political imagination of our republic, because it points…

Death in the Name of Merit

Death in the Name of Merit

In 2011, a documentary film by Manish Kumar called The Death of Merit highlighted caste-based discrimination in the Indian higher education system, and how it leads to a number of suicides among dalit students. On Suicides of Dalit Students in India’s Premier Educational Institutions Linesh Mohan Gawle, a second year PhD student from National Institute…

No More Deaths in Our Universities!

No More Deaths in Our Universities!

Image courtesy https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CY8oPVdUkAA19TD.jpg The death of Rohith Vemula, the dalit research scholar in Hyderabad who has committed suicide, raises many questions about the context in which our students are dying, not learning, in our universities. Three years ago there was a spate of students’ suicides — once again, mostly dalits. At that time the Andhra…