This book contains two interviews made by eminent scholar Prof.Dr.Hugo Gorringe from Edinburgh University and a reputed scholar Dr. Michael A. Collins from, Goettingen University, Germany. These two interviews deeply analyze the roots of Dalit politics, its historical dialectics, its emergence and its contemporary phenomenon. The discussions in this book establish individuality and significance of Dalit ideology, history, sociology and politics since 19th century to 21st century elaborately. In contemporary context, this book critically analyzes the sociopolitical history of past fifty years of Tamil Nadu. It emphasize the fact how Ambedkars thoughts bring light to the past and future political history in India. This book is a compact tool for interested scholars in this area of study.
Gowthama Sanna : is a writer and ideologue of Dalit politics and sociology based on Marxism and Ambedkarism. His research articles are published in several magazines since 1995 and an author of several books on Dalit and social issues. He has been deeply involved in campaigning against social injustice and atrocities against Dalits, Tribes, Women and Minorities. He is the founder, SANGAM-a platform for propagating Ambedkar’s thoughts and Preserving Dalit’s History Documents(1996). Founder, Dalit Students Federation (DSF) (1999). Founder member of All College Students federation (AKMK) (1999). Founder member and Treasurer of SIDWAA – South Indian Dalit Writers & Artist Association and Secretary for Dalit Land Right Movement (2003). Founder, Young Buddhist Association (YBA) (2005), Founder Member, Creators for Social Harmony (2012) – a coalition of writers, poets and artists who came together in the aftermath of the violence in Dharmapuri. The Founder of Dalit Dialogue Forum (DDF -2019). The propaganda Secretary (2008-2015) & the Deputy General Secretary of Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) since 2015.