Dalit Camera was founded by Bathran Ravichandran, a doctoral student of English at the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is an attempt at a historical documentation of the realities of life in India through the eyes of the untouchable. Since its launch in 2011, the YouTube channel has begun to gain traction outside of Andhra Pradesh.
It has already gained popularity in Kerala and West Bengal and is also harnessing a small but growing following in others states as well as internationally, says Prof. Satyanarayana (of EFLU) in a report by the BBC on the YouTube channel which aims to give Dalits a voice on the internet.
“Dalit Camera has become mainstream. It has had a reach I could not have imagined,” he says.
Read the full report here.
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