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Indian writer and activist

Sunny M. Kapicadu

Sunny Kapicadu at a debate on Economic Reservation at IIT Bombay

Kapicadu at a debate on ‘Economic Reservation’ at IIT Bombay
Occupation Social activist, writer, LIC employee[1]
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Alma mater SMV NSS HSS Kallara
Mahatma Gandhi University.
Notable works Janathayum Janadipathyavum: Dalit Vijnanthinte Rashtriya Padangal[2]

Sunny Kapicadu is a writer-activist from Kottayam, Kerala, India.[3][4] He has taken an active part in numerous protests in the state of Kerala related to the issues faced by the Dalit communities and has been vocal about the marginalization of the downtrodden. He is an LIC employee by profession. He is a famous Dalit thinker and orator in Kerala and his speeches are popular on Social media portals like YouTube.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Kapicadu hails from Kottayam.[6] He is an alumnus of SMV, NSS, HSS, Kallara, and Mahatma Gandhi University. There was a death threat against him by a Bharatiya Janata Party worker from Thiruvananthapuram in 2019.[7]

Position on issues and activism[edit]

Kapicadu vehemently criticised the move of Left Democratic Front government in Kerala to give Reservation for Economically Weaker Section among higher caste.[8] He said such a move is unconstitutional.[9]

He expressed solidarity with the Entry of women to Sabarimala verdict by Supreme Court of India and called protests against the court verdicts as anti-woman and anti-Dalit. He also called those protests as Mutiny by the Malayali Shudras.[10] He had also pitched for burial grounds for Dalit.[11]

Notable works[edit]

# Title Title in Malayalam Year Publisher
1 Janathayum Janadipathyavum: Dalit Vijnanthinte Rashtriya Padangal[12] ജനതയും ജനാധിപത്യവും: ദളിത് വിജ്ഞാനത്തിന്റെ രാഷ്ട്രീയ പാഠങ്ങൾ 2017 Viddyarthi Publications, Calicut

References[edit]

  1. ^

    “Indian society is the very centre of fascism: Sunny M. Kapicadu”. Round Table India. Retrieved 7 February 2019.

  2. ^ “KLF -SPEAKER– Sunny M Kapikad”. Kerala Literature Festival. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. ^ “Sunny M. Kapicadu”. The New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  4. ^ “Kerala: No to ‘Dalit’ in government publications”. Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  5. ^ Ameerudheen, T. A. “Interview: Sabarimala protests are a reminder of the role of caste in Kerala’s enlightened society”. Scroll.in. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  6. ^ “Sunny M Kapikkad”. Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  7. ^ “BJP leader arrested for sending death threats to KPMS’ Punnala Sreekumar, Sunny M Kapikkad”. The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  8. ^ “CPM’s caste agenda | Kochi News – Times of India”. The Times of India. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  9. ^ “Gained in translation: Reservation, Constitution and Democracy”. The Indian Express. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  10. ^ Ameerudheen, T. A. “Interview: Sabarimala protests are a reminder of the role of caste in Kerala’s enlightened society”. Scroll.in. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  11. ^ “When Dalits in Kerala are forced to bury their dead under the kitchen”. The News Minute. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  12. ^ “അദൃശ്യതകളുടെ ചരിത്രവും വർത്തമാനവും”. malayalam.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 7 February 2019.