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angulimala was one of the bedtime stories my parents used to tell me when we all had to sleep in one room . imagine hearing about a pious disciple of a priest who ends up killing thousands of ppl n collecting their fingers in a necklace just to appease their guru when u were 5 yrs old at night. somehow i always fell asleep before i heard the part where Buddha enlightened him and he changed his ways

evryone……..i read a play tht was the most wild version of the story of angulimala ! 

"We eat by touching, we wash
by touching, from a touch
the world was born
So who’s untouched? asks Kabir
Only he
Who has no taint of Maya."
written by Kabir

dontswallow said: ah!!!! pyotra!!!!! the dalit poetry you post got me doing so research into dalit politics and art … where do you find these poems?? or have you been at it so long that you find them easily now?

omg! thanks for asking this! aah n idek, like i really got into dalit lit 2-3 yrs ago bc of my own family & then my cousin scanned books n anthologies for me from india too and i bought a lot of books throughout the years (a great book to start with is Poisoned Bread which changed my life!!!!! its one of the best collections of marathi dalit lit and dalit lit itself) and i also idk, i guess when u know a handful of particular poets etc. u just end up finding more thru them. n i also hve my univeristy library to get access to certain things :)

ontheveldt:

Sam Cooke recording at RCA Studios, 1959

ontheveldt:

Sam Cooke recording at RCA Studios, 1959

"Oh, you devil,
I have caught you at last
and nailed you to the mem tree.
But on another night
while I was deep in sleep
you cracked the tree open
and came out
to play the magical witchery:
You licked the live blood
and laughed softly.
I called upon the mantras
in your name, in mine,
in the name of the One
who created both of us
to imprison you
in me.
Today, my love,
you are my angel."
written by N. T. Rajkumar (tr. by Anushiya Sivanarayanan)
"For the family
to gain religious merit
in the next life,
they fed the poor full of rice.
Then, when the girl from Kollathi
began to wash the dishes
in the back lot,
she was forced into intercourse.
After feeding on her
the Brahmin promised to come
in his next life, too.
She killed herself and
now comes
as the goddess of Kollangottu,
screaming for human sacrifice.
Lusting after women and gold,
he married the dancer with lies of love
then stoned her to death
amid the thorns
of the cactus fields.
You are my witnesses, she cried
to the cacti as she died.
The dark-blue goddess of the cactus fields
demands blood-filled rice,
transmogrifies into the midnight
goddess Isaki."
written by N. T. Rajkumar (tr. by Anushiya Sivanarayanan)
secretdiaryofapashtungirl:

In Pictures: Ahmedabad’s segregated Muslims

The economic model of western Indian state of Gujarat has been one of the biggest talking points during the campaigning for the parliamentary elections.
The state has recorded impressive growth under Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, who has promised to emulate the state’s “success” at national level.
However, academics and members of civil society are divided on what is being touted as “Gujarat model” of development, which critics say has left out the state’s Muslims.
Under Modi’s watch, Ahmedabad, has seen massive infrastructure growth, and is one of the largest cities in the country, with a population of nearly six million.
Ahmedabad has emerged as one of the most “preferred city to live in” with uninterrupted power supply, sprawling shopping malls, multiplexes, flyovers, bus rapid transit system (BRTS) and high rise apartments, but the city’s infrastructure boom has hardly touched the Muslim community, who are forced to live in slum-like conditions.
Modi - who has been heading the state government for more than a decade - has also been criticised for his role in the deadly 2002 riots and the subsequent treatment of riot-affected Muslims.
The 600-year-old city has fragmented into newly developed Hindu areas with all the amenities like piped water and cooking gas, high rise apartments for gated communities, private schools, while Muslims have been consigned to ghettos with no street roads, sewerage, or clean water.
Each year about 2,000 children are denied school admission in Juhapura, the largest Muslim ghetto in the city, because of the lack of public or private schools.
Areas such as Juhapura with approximate population of 400,000, Millatnagar and Citizen Nagar are marked with absolute absence of any civic amenities such as drinking water, sewerage, street roads and schools.
Citizen Nagar was set up as a temporary camp to give shelter to people, who fled their homes during the 2002 riots, but it has burgeoned into a big slum and government apathy is palpable. Many here say they have tried to find housing elsewhere in the city, but their Muslim names and lack of funds prevent them from moving out.
Click here for more photos by Divyaraj Gadhavi.

secretdiaryofapashtungirl:

In Pictures: Ahmedabad’s segregated Muslims

The economic model of western Indian state of Gujarat has been one of the biggest talking points during the campaigning for the parliamentary elections.

The state has recorded impressive growth under Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, who has promised to emulate the state’s “success” at national level.

However, academics and members of civil society are divided on what is being touted as “Gujarat model” of development, which critics say has left out the state’s Muslims.

Under Modi’s watch, Ahmedabad, has seen massive infrastructure growth, and is one of the largest cities in the country, with a population of nearly six million.

Ahmedabad has emerged as one of the most “preferred city to live in” with uninterrupted power supply, sprawling shopping malls, multiplexes, flyovers, bus rapid transit system (BRTS) and high rise apartments, but the city’s infrastructure boom has hardly touched the Muslim community, who are forced to live in slum-like conditions.

Modi - who has been heading the state government for more than a decade - has also been criticised for his role in the deadly 2002 riots and the subsequent treatment of riot-affected Muslims.

The 600-year-old city has fragmented into newly developed Hindu areas with all the amenities like piped water and cooking gas, high rise apartments for gated communities, private schools, while Muslims have been consigned to ghettos with no street roads, sewerage, or clean water.

Each year about 2,000 children are denied school admission in Juhapura, the largest Muslim ghetto in the city, because of the lack of public or private schools.

Areas such as Juhapura with approximate population of 400,000, Millatnagar and Citizen Nagar are marked with absolute absence of any civic amenities such as drinking water, sewerage, street roads and schools.

Citizen Nagar was set up as a temporary camp to give shelter to people, who fled their homes during the 2002 riots, but it has burgeoned into a big slum and government apathy is palpable. Many here say they have tried to find housing elsewhere in the city, but their Muslim names and lack of funds prevent them from moving out.

Click here for more photos by Divyaraj Gadhavi.

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A-Poc Issey Miyake x Dai Fujiwara A/W 2000

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