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

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A Dalit Rite of Mourning


Speculation on death is a philosopher’s domain, of extreme necessity and rigor in thought. Notwithstanding this, I would like to open a realm of experience where an event such as death invokes a reaction in the form of mourning.

From Gandhi to Rohith Vemula, political resistance has turned full circle in India and the state is no longer at the centre or even the nation state it has proclaimed itself to be. The state, which was absolved of all violence in the assassination of Gandhi and rose to the immaculate heights of purity, is trying to relocate itself as a decentred state of knowledge. This is the reason why it is facing scathing criticism for the institutional murder of Rohith.

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Updated On : 29th Jul, 2017
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