These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
Feminism in India celebrated the legacy of Dr Ambedkar by engaging in an insightful tweet-chat on the continued pervasiveness of casteism and caste-blindness in the Indian educational system.
आंबेडकर ने अपने अध्ययन और दूरदृष्टि से यह भांप लिया था कि भारतीय महिला सवालों (शोषण, उत्पीड़न, अज्ञान, अपमान और सामाजिक विषमता) की मूल वजह कुछ और नहीं बल्कि भेदभावपूर्ण समाज व्यवस्था और शिक्षा का अभाव है|
Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.
Shantabai Dhanaji Dani was one of the best known leaders of the Ambedkarite movement. She fought against caste discrimination all her life.
Silk Smitha's comfort in her own body and with her sexuality were a revolt against the sexist film industry that only saw women as objects.
The private sector prides itself on being "beyond" caste, class & gender barriers. Why then, are most firms dominated by the savarna castes?
Mukta Salve was one of the first Dalits to openly question & criticise the discriminatory caste and gender norms of the 19th century India.
On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
Sant Soyarabai: The Untouchable Saint-Poet Who Sang Against Brahminical Patriarchy | #IndianWomenInHistory
Sant Soyarabai was an untouchable poet-saint of the Varkari tradition, which allowed a transcendence of caste and gender hierarchies.