India: An outpouring of protest literature in Kerala in the wake of Rohith Vemula’s suicide

rohithvemula1There has been an outpouring of ‘protest literature’ in Kerala in the wake of Rohith Vemula’s suicide. Dalit poet S Chandramohan, based in Thiruvananthapuram, wrote ‘Killing the Shambukas’ some time ago. The poem has now become a sort of anthem in campuses and cities across the country in the wake of the suicide of dalit student Rohith Vemula at University of Hyderabad, its lacerating lyrics adorning placards in protest rallies in Delhi and Mumbai.

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