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  • Rajyashri Goody, untitled, 2022, ink-jet print on paper, 8 1⁄4 × 11 3⁄4".

    Rajyashri Goody, untitled, 2022, ink-jet print on paper, 8 1⁄4 × 11 3⁄4".

    Rajyashri Goody

    GALLERYSKE | New Delhi

    In 1927, Indian social reformer and activist Dr. B. R. Ambedkar led a procession of more than ten thousand Dalits to the Chavdar water tank in Mahad, in Western India. Considered untouchable, the Dalits were not allowed to drink water reserved for upper-caste Hindus. Through the nonviolent act of gathering and collectively drinking from the pond, the group asserted its basic human rights and appealed for social equality. In December of the same year, Ambedkar returned to the site to burn a copy of the Manusmriti, the ancient Indian legal text that forms the basis of this violent exclusionary

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