Dalit History Month—Remembering the Karamchedu Massacre

Marking the onset of Dalit History Month, 2024 I would like to narrate what happened in Andhra Pradesh in 1985. A boy of Kamma caste (dominant caste) was washing his buffalo near a water tank, polluting it, which was the primary source of drinking water for the Dalits in Karamchedu. A young Dalit boy of