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Rahul Sonpimple is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research focuses on Dalit movements and leadership. He is also an active member of the Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association in JNU. He has completed his Master's degree in Dalit and Tribal Social Work at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
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In this episode we discussed:
- His definition of term ‘Everyday intellectual.’
- Analysing the culture of JNU, Delhi through anti-caste lens.
- Why he believes that class doesn’t exist in absolute sense in India.
- His thoughts on cultural, political and social possibility of Bahujan identity.
- How much religious conversion can play a role in caste annihilation.
- Role of upper caste in anti-caste discourse.
- How the whole idea of appropriation works
- How caste function very differently from race.
- His disagreements with ideas of few Dalit scholars/writers.
And much more.