Dalit women writers

Six Books By Dalit Women Writers Exploring Lives Lived On The Margins Of Caste...

These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
#AmbedkarJayanti Tweetchat

Tweet-chat on Ambedkar, Caste & Education on #AmbedkarJayanti

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.
भीमराव रामजी आंबेडकर: भारतीय महिला क्रांति के मसीहा

भीमराव रामजी आंबेडकर: भारतीय महिला क्रांति के मसीहा

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|
Gulamgiri: Jotiba Phule

A Reading Of Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri: A Seminal Text On Caste

Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.
Shantabai Dhanaji Dani

Shantabai Dhanaji Dani: The Dalit Woman Leader Who Fought Against Caste

Shantabai Dhanaji Dani was one of the best known leaders of the Ambedkarite movement. She fought against caste discrimination all her life.
Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha: South India’s Ill-Fated Superstar | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.
Caste Bias in Private Sector

Analysing The Caste Bias In Private Sector Employment

The private sector prides itself on being "beyond" caste, class & gender barriers. Why then, are most firms dominated by the savarna castes?
Mukta Salve

Mukta Salve: The First Female Dalit Writer | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mukta Salve was one of the first Dalits to openly question & criticise the discriminatory caste and gender norms of the 19th century India.
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.
Sant Soyarabai

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.

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Man Stabs Woman

Man Stabs Woman In Broad Daylight, But We Are Still Looking For Excuses To...

A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
Shah Bano Case

32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.
Cartoon by Mario Miranda

The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.