Snehashish Das is a student of Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
. The politics of identity is about the politics of belonging, and limiting someone and their voices to their caste identity, caste people and closed caste circles delegitimizes the potential of belonging to an emancipatory faith or pursuit of a new identity where they can belong with all kind of acceptance.
The marginalised need to invoke truth; the truth that comes from our own history—rejecting Gandhi's Ram Rajya and Savarkar's Holy Land which are nothing but 'Bahiskruta Bharat' for Babasaheb Ambedkar. We need to speak up about Phule's Bali Rajya or Ambedkar's Prabuddha Bharat—or such references which the marginalized will imagine together for further state formation.
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