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Swati Moitra

Teacher, University of Delhi

Swati Moitra teaches in the University of Delhi.
How To Kill A Dalit Research

How To Kill A Dalit Research Scholar

In the vicious logic of caste hierarchy, the "Dalit research scholar" is an oxymoron, an unwelcome pollutant in the site of excellence that is the university. Rohith Vemula's letter to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad (UoH), shortly before his suicide, dubs this the "Dalit problem", offering a caustic "solution" for the "problem" in the shape of mercy killing for Dalit scholars.
28/01/2016 8:26 AM IST