Carole Spary is an Assistant Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, and is Deputy Director of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. She tweets at @carolespary.
In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.
Ravidas, also famously called as Raidas, was a cobbler, saint, poet, philosopher, and social reformer, all rolled into one, who employed bhakti as a method of social protest against the centuries-old system of untouchability. Some mistake his trajectory of spiritualism for sanskritisation.