ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Bojja Tharakam

Laxmipeta: Deadly Combination of Caste and Political Power

The killing of five Dalits in Laxmipeta village of north coastal Andhra Pradesh again illustrates that the dominant communities are ever willing to use the most extreme forms of violence, even killing of innocents, to preserve their monopoly over land, privilege and status. The political powerlessness of Dalits, despite token representation in the administration and government, has also been exposed by the vulnerability of the Dalits of Laxmipeta. An account based on visits after the massacre.