Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2016

First Advisor

Prue Clarke

Second Advisor

David Rohde

Subject Concentration

International

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

This summer a brutal attack on Dalit youths in the Indian state of Gujarat set off months of street protests. The attack and subsequent protests underscored the persistence of caste-based discrimination in rural India, and the often brutal manner in which Dalits – members of India’s lowest castes – are excluded from everyday society. “India’s Dalit Moment” is a field report examining the causes and protagonists of the revolt. With on-the-ground reporting in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Bihar, this multimedia piece – including print, radio and photo elements – conveys a synthetic, but detailed window into the Dalit community and the issue of caste-based discrimination in contemporary India.

Link to full project: https://social.shorthand.com/GabeCarrollNYC/nyPkgKecz6/indias-dalit-moment

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Dalit activist and human rights attorney Manjula Pradeep, holding a poster denouncing the Una attack, Ahmedabad, August 2016. Photo by Gabriel Conlon (byline Gabe Carroll).

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Dalit Buddhist service, Nagpur, Maharashtra, July 2016. Photo by Gabriel Conlon (byline Gabe Carroll).

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Dalit students at a government school in rural Bihar, August 2016. Photo by Gabriel Conlon (byline Gabe Carroll).

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Wall poster of Dalit leader Bhimrao Ambedkar. Nagpur, Maharashtra, July 2016. Photo by Gabriel Conlon (byline Gabe Carroll).

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Detail of office of Dalit activist Manjula Pradeep, Ahmedabad, August 2016. Photo by Gabriel Conlon (byline Gabe Carroll).

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Dalit activist and Jesuit priest L. Yesumarian, S.J., at the headquarters of the Dalit Human Rights Centre of Tamil Nadu, Chengalpattu, June 2016. Photo by Gabriel Conlon (byline Gabe Carroll).

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Buddhist shrine in the Dalit slum of Peelinadi, Nagpur, Maharashtra, July 2016. Photo by Gabriel Conlon (byline Gabe Carroll).

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