The Ghettoization of Dalit Journalists
Journalist and editor Sudipto Mondal in conversation with Non-Fiction Editor Shubhanga Pandey.
People in mainstream journalism dismiss anti-caste media as activist. N. Ram goes to Tibet, comes back with a glowing story: that is not activism. But what Dalit Camera, Velivada, or Round Table India does is supposedly activism.
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SUDIPTO MONDAL is a Bangalore-based investigative journalist who reports on caste, communalism and corruption, and Executive Editor at The News Minute. A graduate of the Asian College of Journalism, he was a former reporter with The Hindu, and the Dalit Camera. Currently he is writing a book on the death of the Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula and the 25-year history of the organisation to which he belonged, the Ambedkar Students' Association (ASA). His reporting has appeared in The New York Times, Al-Jazeera, The Hindu, The Print, Hindustan Times, and many other outlets.