#40 The long road to Justice with Dr Meena Kandasamy

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In this episode of LCA we discuss the life of Dr Meena, many heart breaking incidents of caste atrocities, role of social media, being bought up in an anti-caste household, and lastly the Bhima Koregaon case.

Meena Kandasamy (born 1984) is an Indian poet, fiction writer, translator and activist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Meena published two collections of poetry, Touch (2006) and Ms. Militancy (2010). From 2001-2002, she edited The Dalit, a bi-monthly alternative English magazine of the Dalit Media Network.

3:30 to 7:50
How did Dr Meena become a writer?
7:50 to 13:22
Kilvenmani Massacre
13:22 to 21:05
How has Tamil Nadu changed in all these years from anti caste perspective?
21:05 to 25:30
Challenges in getting published.
25:30 to 31:30
The role of social media in current political times
31:30 to 43:00
What was it like to bought up in an anti-caste household?
43:00 to 44:45
Is Ambedkarism/Periyarism at odds at Hindutva?
44:45 to 51:36
Bhima Koregaon
51:36 to end
Do you see hope in Congress?

Mandal Commission – http://www.ncbc.nic.in/User_Panel/UserView.aspx?TypeID=1161
Indra Swahney Case – https://byjus.com/free-ias-prep/indra-sawhney-case-1992-sc-judgements/
Link of #26 The Caste of Law with Nikita and Disha : https://lightscameraazadi.in/podcast/26-the-caste-of-law-with-nikita-and-disha/
Kilvenmani massacre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilvenmani_massacre
Laxmanpur Bathe massacre
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laxmanpur_Bathe_massacre
Kherlanji
https://www.epw.in/journal/2006/45/editorials/kherlanji-caste-violence.html

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