Confronting Casteism? Apathy and the Atrocities Act

Hugo Gorringe, D. Karthikeyan

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The article focuses on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act, or also known as the Prevention of Atrocities Act, in India which was being countered by dominant castes, and the lessons that can be learned from the case. It reflects back on the massacre of Murugesan, a dalit panchayat president, and his five companions, in Melavalavu village of Tamil Nadu, India in 1997. The atrocities, caste politics, and dalits in Tamil Nadu are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-75
Number of pages2
JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2014


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