Dalit, Bahujan and Adivasi communities, for thousands of years, were debarred from having a history of their own, to have their own written literature.
It is only recently that the Dalit community have started to write and talk more freely about their history, culture and life.
The lack of a written history has led to our history and culture being altered by the dominant groups to keep Dalits at the lowest strata of the society.
The lack of a well-documented history not only makes the Dalit community feel a sense of emptiness and have a distorted idea of history but also makes us lose touch with our identity.
Here at Dalit History, we aim to provide well-researched fact-backed resources related to the Dalit community.
Our aim is to make the community feel more connected to their roots and learn more about their history.
We believe that people who are more informed and appreciate their identity are the ones who can become more empowered. Empowerment comes from knowledge and Dalit History, as a platform, aims to provide that.
But Dalit History as a platform does not want to contain itself only to the history of our community but also provide insight into the current day to day challenges and triumphs.
Along with research-based data, we also have more personal essays and detailed stories on various topics.
As Dr B.R. Ambedkar said, “It is the education which is the right weapon to cut the social slavery and it is education which will enlighten the downtrodden masses to come up and gain social status, economic betterment and political freedom.”,
Our vision is to help provide education about our history and present in the hopes that it will lead to the empowerment of the community.