A LAND OF OUR OWN: Conversation With Dalit Members of Constituent Assembly
The book “A LAND OF OUR OWN: Conversation With Dalit Members of Constituent Assembly” is the English version of Sambidhanma Dalit: Sabhasad Sambaad, the first book SAMATA foundation published in collaboration with Jagaran Media Center (JMC) in 2009, which consists of a collection of interviews with Dalit members of the Constituent Assembly (CA).
Further, this book includes the voices of those that are believed to have contributed significantly in establishing Dalit rights in the new constitution. The voices of those who raised the flag of armed rebellion alongside those who advocated for Dalit rights in the parliament and from civic and social forums are resonated here. It also contains multi-dimensional opinions of the Dalit CA members related to this community.
The book was expected to assist in identifying the dynamics of all exploited and oppressed groups and encourage Dalit CA members to strengthen the foundation of an inclusive and democratic society.