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Swati Moitra

The writer is an academic who enjoys reading. She is currently based in Kolkata.

The writer is an academic who enjoys reading. She is currently based in Kolkata.
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