Dalit Panther Vachanalay

Dalit Panther Vachanalay is an ongoing multi-media archival endeavour that aims to document the work and lives of the Dalit Panthers of Maharashtra, a militant Ambedkarite group led by artists and writers, that operated primarily in the early 1970s. The Project hopes to remind people of the rich history of resistance in India, especially considering the fractious political times in which we live today. Nayantara Bhatkal is a 28 year old singer-songwriter and composer from Mumbai who would like to tell stories in as many ways possible. Shrujana Niranjani Shridhar, is an independent illustrator/visual storyteller practising in Mumbai. She works primarily with digital illustrations, collages and water-colours. Her work draws on socio-political themes, especially at the intersection of gender, caste and class. She seeks inspiration from India’s rich and diverse progressive movements. One of her abiding interests is bringing these issues to children, through picture books.


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