Monday, December 16, 2019
4 South Indian Movies That Start A Conversation About Caste

4 South Indian Movies That Start A Conversation About Caste

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Movies have always helped start a complex conversation on issues like caste,and made its complexities slightly easier to believe and swallow.
Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

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I am writing this for the 8-year-old child feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.
Walayar: Police, Prosecution, And A Weak Case Acquit Child-Rapists

Walayar: Police, Prosecution, And A Weak Case Acquit Child-Rapists

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Kerala is reeling under the shocking news that the First Additional Sessions Judge of the Special POCSO court (Protection of Children From Sexual Offenses Act) acquitted the four men accused of brutally raping and causing the deaths of two young Dalit sisters in Walayar, Palakkad district in 2017.
Book Review: Pyre By Perumal Murugan

Book Review: Pyre By Perumal Murugan

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Perumal Murugan's Pyre is a story about Saroja and Kumaresan, a couple in love who marry each other. They belong to different castes and it eventually becomes a curse to their life.
Calling Out The Shit Upper Caste People Say Everyday

Calling Out The Shit Upper Caste People Say

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How many times have you heard upper caste people say "ye quota wale hamari seats kha rahe hain" (these 'quota people' are stealing our seats) or "I am caste blind, everyone's equal for me"?

P K Rosy: The Dalit Malayali Actress After Whom WCC Named Its Film Society|...

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The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) is ready to launch its film society, named after Malayalam actress P K Rosy.
The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

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India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
In Conversation With Niharika Singh: Caste, Representation And Feminism In Bollywood

In Conversation With Niharika Singh: Caste, Representation And Feminism In Bollywood

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Jyotsna Siddharth interviewed Niharika Singh for Dalit Feminism Archive to discuss issues of caste, appropriation, representation and feminism in Bollywood.
Bimala Maji And Intersections of Class, Caste and Gender in Tebhaga Movement

Bimala Maji And Intersections Of Class, Caste And Gender In Tebhaga Movement

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Bimala Maji was a peasant activist from Midnapur, Bengal who played a vital role in organising the peasant women into the Nari Bahini (tr. Women's militia) in the Tehbhaga Movement subverting her marginalisation as a lower class, Dalit child-widow into a position of power.
The Khairlanji Massacre Still Haunts The Brahmanical State

The Khairlanji Massacre Still Continues To Haunt The Brahmanical State

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Khairlanji Massacre will continue to haunt us, makes us question where do we stand as a community and continue to ignite fire in masses to fight back, to take to the streets and to continue working for Babasaheb's dream of social justice.

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rupan deol bajaj and KPS GIll

KPS Gill – The Sexual Harasser Remembered As A Supercop

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Rupan Deol Bajaj, a senior IAS officer, took KPS Gill to court over a case of sexual harassment and won it – the first woman to do so.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

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To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.