Why Manusmriti Dahan Din Is Still Relevant?

Why Manusmriti Dahan Din Is Still Relevant

I think, today, there is a need to celebrate Manusmriti Dahan Din more than ever to invoke the subordination and humiliation of women as well as "lower" caste people. Manu is not just in Manusmriti, he is also in our minds. When are we going to burn the book in there?
Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Forgotten Dalit History

Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion Of 1857 And Forgotten Dalit History

The story of Jhalkari Bai as a Dalit Virangana tells us why looking at the representations of Dalit women in the history of 1857 is crucial.
“I'm Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

“I’m Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

Manisha Mashaal is a grassroots anti-caste activist, an orator and a singer. She comes from a small village in Haryana where she grew up as a Dalit woman and overcame many hurdles to become what she is today - a strong Dalit voice.
Essay: The Life And Times Of Dnyanjyoti Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule

Essay: The Life And Times Of Dnyanjyoti Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule

Savitribai Phule, first female teacher of the first women’s school in India is a pioneer figure. She relentlessly fought against the dominant caste system and worked towards the upliftment of the marginalized.
Hypocrisy Of The Mainstream Media: Lessons From The Dalit Asmita Yatra

Hypocrisy Of The Mainstream Media: Lessons From The Dalit Asmita Yatra

The assertion of Dalit groups by ways of creating new media spaces challenges how mainstream media talks about caste and makes them reflect on their social location and power positions

Kabali Review: A Film In The Direction Of Non-Brahminical Ways Of Life

New themes, non-standard dialects, non-conventional faces and non-Brahminical ways of life will find more prominence in the movies and caste will be more pronounced in the storyline. Kabali, starring superstar Rajinikanth, is a film in the same direction.

“Casteism Very Much Exists Among Trans* People”: Video Interview With Grace Banu

"This sweeping statement that there is no caste division among transgender people is totally false and there is as much casteism here as there is in the society at large." - Grace Banu

“When it came to the problems I faced as a woman, no one helped...

Before the release of her much anticipated biography, film Actress Shakeela shares her experience in the film industry.
Hatred in the Belly book review

Hatred In The Belly Review: A Critique Of Brahminism

The book Hatred in the Belly is a critique of Brahminism itself. It is a critique of domination of upper castes in Indian scholarship, their caste blindness and their refusal to engage with the issues of representation.

What’s In A Surname? Caste and Much More

A person's caste can be discerned by looking at their surnames. This is more true for Brahmins than others.

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