Simon Charsley: HOME PAGE

Madiga Home
The Dandora Campaign
Part 1 Notes
Roots 1
Roots 2
Performing arts 1
Performing arts 2
Performing arts 3
The Yellamma Cult
Part 2 Notes
Village order
Inter-caste rivalry
Anti-caste movements
Conflict and atrocities
JAMBAVANTHA, ancestral hero of Madigas, on stage at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad 2006


to this new home page

At present the page leads only to one project in progress. This is a collection of sources on the Madigas, a major Dalit (formerly 'Untouchable') caste belonging to the Telugu-speaking region of eastern South India but today spread much more widely.

Simon Charsley, who is preparing it, is a retired lecturer from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He has been collecting and editing evidences of the Madiga heritage with the intention of publishing them as a book. In the meantime this site will be making the results available as quickly as possible, for Madigas themselves and for others interested in their past, present and future.

Please continue to:-


Human Rights Watch AP

National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights

International Dalit Solidarity Network

ZESTCaste press cuttings (Yahoo! groups membership needed)

Madiga poets blog (Telugu font needed)

Telugu Diaspora

Site last updated 20.4.2008