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Talk on the Dalits and Making of Modern India

Dalit Information and Education Trust in collaboration with Anveshi hosted a talk “The Dalits and Making of Modern India” by Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carlton University, Canada. He is a historian who specializes in modern South Asia. He finished his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK in 2005 and his thesis focused on the intellectual and political writings of Dalits against caste inequality and oppression in colonial South India. His primary research focus is on the intellectual history of Dalits, especially their engagement with colonialism, nationalism, and Christianity. In this talk he mapped the rich history of activism and mobilization of several Dalit groups and how this vibrant history has been marginalized in the mainstream historical narratives.

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