Senthil Kumar

A suicide retold

Print edition : February 19, 2016

Senthil Kumar. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Senthil Kumar's parents with his books. Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

The scholar belonged to the Panniyandi community, whose traditional livelihood is pig-rearing. Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

In the wake of Rohith Vemula’s suicide, it is time to revisit the 2008 death of a scholar from Tamil Nadu at the University of Hyderabad, which is a telling reminder that casteism has been rampant there for years.
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