Notes from the CPM congress

A politics based on democratic welfarism could offer a political alternative. The Bahujan Left Front in Telangana comprising communists and Ambedkarites may show the way. Written by Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd | Updated: April 24, 2018 12:06:00 am Indian Express Last week, I attended the inaugural session of the 22nd party congress of the CPM in … Continue reading Notes from the CPM congress

Making Sense of Dalit Spring in Hindi Heart Land

By Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd Source India Today (April 2, 2018, Page 28) The April 2 Bharat Bandh, organised by non-political Dalit groups, has revealed a new capacity for mobilisation among the historically oppressed community in the Hindi heartland.Their fight to protect their constitutional rights seems to have acquired a new dimension during Narendra Modi’s regime,dispelling … Continue reading Making Sense of Dalit Spring in Hindi Heart Land