Dalit Voice editor honoured with International award
Milli Gazette Online
London: VT Rajshekar, editor of Dalit Voice, English fortnightly published from Bangalore, was conferred with the "International Award-2005" of London Institute of South Asia (LISA) here for his book, Caste — A Nation Within the Nation. David Haslam, a British intellectual who heads a Dalit organisation in London presented the award on behalf of LISA at Toynbee Hall, Commercial Street, London. The function was attended by intellectuals from England, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Brig. Usman Khalid, who heads LISA and edited a recently published book, Authentic Voices of South Asia, described Rajshkar as the voice of all Bahujans of the world. He said that the award was given to the Rajshekar’s book because LISA considered it a "ground-breaking" book.
Haslam said that it was Rajshekar’s, Dalit — the Black Untouchables of India (Clarity Press, 1995) that helped him turn his attention to India’s Dalits.
A PTI report by HS Rao, its London bureau chief, on the conferment of award was mainly ignored by the Indian press.
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