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Iswarya V is a PhD candidate in contemporary British drama and lives in Chennai. She generally thinks of herself as post-feminist but can go off on unexpected long-winded rants on gender issues. She has spent the better part of life as an introverted bookworm and has a love-hate relationship with social media. She earlier used to teach English in colleges.

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The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.