We started observing April as Dalit History Month at the KCHR from 2019 onwards. This commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar (b.14 April 1891), who was singularly responsible for making the Dalit Question in India a significant political, social economic and cultural issue. Therefore it is in the fitness of things that a section of scholars in critical history and social sciences began to observe Dalit History Month since 2012. Intellectually the observation also borrows from Black History Month that originated in the United States. We at the KCHR feels the observation appropriate as it helps to draw the attention of scholars and the public at large to several fundamental questions in the area of history and social sciences which are the central concerns of Dalit History.
2. HISTORIES OF INDIA’S PERIPHERY: British Empire and its Adivasis in Deccan India' by Dr. Bhangya Bhukya (From the KCHR Archives)
5. Rethinking Slavery in South Asia by Professor P. Sanal Mohan (From the KCHR Archives)