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Aroh Akunth
Five Million Incidents

Dalit Art Archive - Open Call

Dalit Art Archive

About the Actant

Aroh Akunth © Aroh Akunth © Aroh Akunth Aroh Akunth has done their Bachelor’s in Social Sciences from Ambedkar University Delhi. They went on to pursue Criminology at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and are currently doing their Masters’ in Modern Indian Studies from the University of Göttingen, Germany. Akunth is an upcoming cultural practitioner, they curated the Dalit Art Festival (Delhi) and Bahujan Art Festival (Mumbai) in 2018. They are the founder and current curator of the Dalit Queer Project, which deals with generating communities around caste and queerness in virtual and physical spaces. Their ongoing work in theatre-making and writing seeks to emulate their lived experiences in different ecosystems.

Dalit Art Archive © Aroh Akunth © Aroh Akunth Dalit Art Archive is a community archive that seeks to document histories of caste and art from the perspectives of Dalit individuals. In its current form, the archive seeks to build a repository of community knowledge via sourcing works which focus on, but are not limited to: caste-based art forms, manifestations of caste in the arts sector, experiences/barriers of caste in the arts sector, art appreciation/critique of an art piece/artist, interviews with Dalit artists/community historians/ art experts in the form of articles, photo essays, digital stories, academic papers or podcasts.