ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Understanding Dalit Protest in Maharashtra

The recent dalit protests in Maharashtra cannot he characterised either as a mindless angry response to the desecration of Ambedkar's statue or as being politically motivated and engineered. These riots should in fact be read as a response to the processes initiated by the Shiv Sena-BJP government to humiliate the dalits and cause divisions among them, using cultural and institutional mechanisms.

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