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Research Radio
May 12, 2021
Ambedkar in 2021, #5: Dynamics of the Anti-Khoti Agitations in Konkan Region and Working Class Struggles in Bombay
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What does it take to build unity among the working class? We'll explore how Dr Ambedkar led movements in the Konkan region against khots, or landlords, who gave unfair remunerations to tenants, and in the Bombay Presidency in favour of garnering humane working conditions for the working class, including mill workers.

Santosh Suradkar is our guest for this week. Dr Suradkar teaches at the Department of History, Gondwana University, Gadchiroli. His research  areas include peasant, labour, caste and Dalit history. We will discuss his EPW article “Mukti Kon Pathe? Caste and Class in Ambedkar’s Struggle.”

Audio courtesy: Summertime by Tokyo Music Walker [CC BY 3.0]

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