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

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Continuing Caste Atrocities in Southern Tamil Nadu

In the erstwhile Tirunelveli district, inclusive of the present Thoothukudi and Tenkasi districts, the year 1995 was a watershed one for the strong assertion of Dalits. In this article, the issues that emerged in the wake of the 1995 caste conflagration and the solutions offered at various academic forums are discussed in light of the recent appointment of a commission headed by retired Justice K Chandru by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Caste Clashes in South Tamil Nadu

K A Manikumar The recent caste violence in Tirunelveli district, apparently triggered by trivial incidents, has to be seen against the changing power relations between the dalit and the dominant agricultural castes as also among the dalit castes. These emerging tensions cannot be addressed as law and order issues nor even as agrarian conflicts.

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