Guru Prakash

Guru Prakash

Fellow, India Foundation


The writer is a fellow at India Foundation and Assistant Professor at Patna University.

By Guru Prakash

Why we need to celebrate Dashrath Manjhi, a Dalit, as the personification of love

While Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a monument of love for his dead wife, Dashrath Manjhi, a Dalit who died on this day 13 years ago, broke the mountain that was the cause of his wife's death, paving the way to saving more lives.

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Shaheed Udham Singh: The forgotten Dalit revolutionary who avenged Jallianwala Bagh

As we remember Shaheed Udham Singh on his death anniversary today, we must raise some questions unpalatable to those who have benefited from the oppressive power structures.

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Remembering Dakshayani Velayudhan: The first Dalit woman graduate

On Dakshayani Velayudhan's 42nd death anniversary, we must initiate a public conversation on the status of Dalit women who are facing the double whammy of caste and gender every day.

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Chirag Paswan and Tejashwi Yadav can stay in Lutyens' Delhi. Bihar doesn't need them

Tejashwi Yadav and Chirag Paswan must consider doing politics in New Delhi since they are no longer available or required in Bihar.

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Why we need to stop politicising Dalit unrest and look at facts

BJP has taken many steps to integrate the subaltern social groups into the mainstream.

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