Contesting claims

Narrative battles

Print edition : February 02, 2018

Republican Party of India activists stage a rasta roko near Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar at Ghatkopar in Mumbai during the Maharashtra bandh on January 3. Photo: Shashi Ashiwal/BL

Competing historical narratives about the Anglo-Maratha battle at Bhima Koregaon may have ensured that the memory of the 200-year-old battle remains permanently disputed, but they have also led to a renewed self-assertion by Dalit communities.
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