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Contents: Reflections on Rohith Vemula’s Suicide (Issue 59)

Contents: Reflections on Rohith Vemula’s Suicide (Issue 59)

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Editor’s Note: Institutional Murder of Rohith Vemula

By Drishadwati Bargi
Even when major Dalit protests have led to the deliverance of justice, the courts have made sure that there is a denial of recognition of the role of caste in the violence. Is there anything between and beyond these two poles of abjection?

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The Universal Visuality of Rohith Vemula and the Aesthetics of Emancipation

By Aatika Singh
Rohith Vemula and his institutional murder are events in subaltern memory that one is compelled to revisit whenever a denial and destruction takes place within a university or a political cultural space.

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Resistance in Vulnerability: Meaning making of Visuals of Rohith Vemula 

By Ankita Chatterjee
The images are a way to show a shared vulnerability and resistance that a society would function not through graded inequality but commitment to radical equality. 

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Performing Resistance in Art: The Ghosts of Velivada

By Saumya Mani Tripathi
Apart from the traditional visual design of  a protest that includes flags, pamphlets, placards, ribbons, slogans, marches, nukkad natak, art installations, plays like Eklavya, solidarity songs by Gaddar and other prominent artists, were performed.

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A Brief History of Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA)

By Munna Sannaki
Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) was established in 1993. The formation was midwifed by a long confrontation and struggle with the administration and its caste operations at the university. The inspiration came particularly from the anti-caste forces across the country who fought against casteism and discrimination against the marginalized.

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Re-orienting ‘Student Politics’ in Kerala and Reading Vemula Beyond His Student Activism

By Mohammed Salih
the post-Rohit Vemula agitations had triggered the complex layers of everyday narratives, experiences and engagements of Keralite students and youth.

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The University life of Dalit Students and the ASA

By Prajwal Gaikwad
Rohith Vemula's last words to many like me, became a source of power and brought us to university spaces with an assertion of our marginalised identities.

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Para-religious Narratives: Antidotes to Caste Narratives

By Sacaria Joseph
When the twenty-seven-year-old Rohith Vemula, a Ph.D. scholar at the Hyderabad Central University, committed suicide in the university hostel in 2016, alleging caste-based discrimination and harassment by the university and his fellow students, Dr. Ambedkar’s words proved prophetic.

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Politics beyond Death: Rohith Vemula’s Martyrdom and Possibilities of Resistance

By Moinak Banerjee
This article will engage with the central question of how individuals like Rohith Vemula transcend their political subalternity by merging themselves with the collective identity of Dalits through the act of suicide.

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No Pedagogy for the Oppressed: Caste (in) Academia

By Deepti Sreeram
The critical pedagogy that we promise or espouse is still designed for the cause of the savarna student and this is true for both public and private institutions. Until we overhaul this, there is no pedagogy and certainly no care given to the marginalised university student in India.

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