The writer is assistant professor, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad.
Sowmya Dechamma writes: From the anger against a Fabindia ad to the ban on cutting cake at Kodava weddings, it is shrinking our social and cultural spaces
Do I need to contrast these US-migrant dreams with dreams of migrants’ stories of homecoming within India? The protagonist of the Indian-American dream is not a migrant-worker. Theirs is largely a story of choice.
All totalitarian regimes — communist, militarist, right-wing or even social-welfarist — seem to share an anxiety about plurality. For, that could lead to questions being asked from the powers that be. Plurality is chaos, while a unitary entity is controllable.
Dalits in Telangana, his family and the wider community see him as a Dalit. Why, then, does the state insist otherwise?