Memorial for Rohith Vemula Saikat Paul/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire


新德里—1月17日,印度泰伦加纳邦海德拉巴大学博士候选人维穆拉(Rohith Vemula)上吊自尽。即使在这个拥有12亿人的国家,一个人的死也能造成巨大影响。

维穆拉是一位“达利特”(Dalit),即曾经的“贱民”,属于印度教种姓制度的最底层。他也是海德拉巴大学安贝卡学生会(Ambedkar Students Association)领袖,为达利特主张权利。维穆拉的死让他取得了无法想象的成就:他成为国家英雄,他的悲剧成为最好的写照,证明了种姓在印度发展叙事中的挥之不去的遗毒。


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