Ambedkar in 2021, Episode 5: Dynamics of the Anti-Khoti Agitations in Konkan Region and Working Class Struggles in Bombay

In this episode, we speak to Santosh Suradkar about what it takes to build unity among the working class.

What does it take to build unity among the working class? In this week's episode, we'll explore how Dr Ambedkar led movements in the Konkan region against khots, or landlords, who gave unfair remunerations to tenants and in the Bombay Presidency in favour of garnering humane working conditions for the working class, including mill workers.

Santosh Suradkar is our guest for this week. Dr Suradkar teaches at the Department of History, Gondwana University, Gadchiroli. His research areas include peasant, labour, caste and Dalit history. We will discuss his EPW article “Mukti Kon Pathe? Caste and Class in Ambedkar’s Struggle.”

 

 

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