is a political magazine published in Bangalore
that claims to express the views of Dalits
, Scheduled Castes
, Scheduled Tribes
and Other Backward Castes
of India which it claims make up 85% of India's population. The current full title is "Dalit Voice: the voice of the persecuted nationalities denied human rights
" and it appears fortnightly in both internet and print formats. It was founded in 1981 by V.T. Rajshekar
, a former journalist for the Indian Express
, who is still its editor.It is the largest circulated Dalit journal in India,and the writings of Dalit Voice and its editor have been said to be one of the major reasons behind the 2010 Kashmir Unrest
,violence that erupted in Kashmir and nearly led to its separation from the Indian state.
The magazine is described by the Columbia University
library as <blockquote>"characterized by strong anti-Brahminist, anti-caste and anti-racist stance, advocacy of liberation from Brahminism, and claims to be "the sole spokesman for the entire deprived, dehumanised lot of India...", -- Dalits, Backward Castes, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs,women -- "all victims of the Aryan Brahminical racism."
The magazine has published articles that attack Hinduism