Professor N Sukumar of Delhi University, who’s also founder member of Ambedkar Students Association (ASA), on Debrahmanising Universities in India.
He says: “A university is supposed to be a democratic space that moulds students into politically vibrant citizens. But our universities have become sites of social exclusion, where Dalit students are denied a share in the cultural and social capital of society, and are expected to bear this denial silently.
“Caste determines the field of education in India. Students belonging to the lower rungs experience discrimination based on caste in their everyday academic as well as non-academic life.”
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