Tribute to Ambedkar

Dr B.R Ambedkar was born into a Mahar family treated as untouchable, fought against the caste system, and helped craft India's constitution.

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Homage to Rohith Vemula

Rohith Vemula (1989-2016), a research scholar at the University of Hyderabad, took his own life after struggling against caste discrimination.

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What they said….

“Patriotism lies not in standing or sitting, it is in treating other civilians with dignity.”

Rohith Vemula

Facebook posting

“Please serve 10mg Sodium Azide to all the Dalit students at the time of admission. With direction to use when they feel like reading Ambedkar”

Rohith Vemula

Letter to Vice-Chancellor

“If there is anything at all I believe, I believe that I can travel to the stars. And know about the other worlds.
… For one last time, Jai Bhim.”

Rohith Vemula

Last letter (suicide note)

“Turn in any direction you like, caste is the monster that crosses your path. You cannot have political reform, you cannot have economic reform, unless you kill this monster.”


Annihilation of caste, Chapter III

“What is your ideal society if you do not want caste, is a question that is bound to be asked of you. If you ask me, my ideal would be a society based on Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.”


Annihilation of caste, Chapter XIV

“Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.” ­­


Annihilation of caste, Chapter XXIII

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