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Friends, this time when Lakshmi Karunakaran travelled with me to Punjab she saw things that even I was blinded to because of my gender and caste and class privilege. Things that shame me and keep Punjab violently feudal.

We know Punjab is hurting. We also hope elections will bring a change to Punjab. No, they won’t. Unless, Punjab seriously mends its deepest faultlines: land and caste.

My piece in The Caravan Magazine. Thank you Surabhi Kanga. I strongly believe our education is no use if it does not help us examine and correct ourselves. The Dalits of Punjab too march to emancipate themselves, like Dalits around the nation. The time has come!

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13
Jun

Comment on what the AAP Win means in Punjab

   Posted by: aman    in Punjab

My recent piece in Tehelka on the four seats that AAP won from Punjab in the General Election 2014.

‘For a party that was contesting the Lok Sabha polls for the first time, Aam Aadmi Party has done quite well. The only regret is that it set its own target so high that it fell massively. In Punjab, Aam Aadmi Party’s tally is equal to that of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and one better than the Congress’. Yet, before we congratulate Aam Aadmi Party, we need to look at the context of this victory.’

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