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Author: Anand Teltumbde
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788189059156
On 29 September 2006, in Khairlanji, Maharashtra, Surekha Bhotmange and her daughter Priyanka Bhotmange were stripped, paraded naked, raped repeatedly and killed. Surekha’s sons Roshan and Sudhir were lynched.
The entire village was involved. The four bodies were dumped into a canal. The Bhotmanges were dalit. The Bhotmanges have been forgotten. After all, two dalits are murdered every day in India. Anand Teltumbde reconstructs one of post-independence India’s worst caste atrocities and tells us how and why Khairlanjis are always around us.
Anand Teltumbde’s analysis of the public, ritualistic massacre of a dalit family in 21st century India exposes the gangrenous heart of our society. It contextualize the massacre and describes the manner in which the social, political and state machinery, the police, the mass media and the judiciary all collude to first create the climate for such bestiality, and then cover it up. This is not a book about the last days or relic feudalism, but a book about what modernity means in India. It discusses one of the most important issues in contemporary India.
- ARUNDHATI ROY
‘Teltumbde exposes the gangrenous heart of Indian society.’
- ARUNDHATI ROY
UNDERSTANDING CASTES TO ANNIHILATE THEM
2. 29 September 2006:
GENEALOGY AND AFTERMATH
A CHRONICLE OF REPRESSION
4. Mass Media
5. Atrocities by the State
NEOLIBERALISM, NAXALISM AND DALIT-ADIVASIS
6. Measures of Mitigation
All Teeth, No Bite
7. The Political Economy of Atrocities
THE MAKING OF THE MACABRE SPECTACLE
8. Exploding Myths
GLOBALIZATION, CIVIL SOCIETY AND BAHUJAN
BHAIYAL BHOTMANGE SPEAKS