Bapi Mondal, an artist from the Poundra caste, member of DAFODWAM (Democratic Action Forum of Dalits, Women and Minorities) and an anti-eviction activist from Nonadanga, West Bengal, speaks of his life as a dalit in Bengal.
He tells us how his entire life, and of his ancestors, have been lived as a perpetual evictee, and how the illusive ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ of India have always failed to provide them with the basic human needs: food, clothing, abode.
He describes how for the government and the upper-caste leaders of political parties they are nothing more than a ‘son of a pig’
.He continues to fight these injustices against all the odds.
November 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm
Bapi mondal is talking against state suppression and not against upper caste Bengalis.