With their nibs as swords, Dalit feminist writers have undergone and worked towards creating tremendous impact which recognises them today in valor and provides them a spot quite close to the widely read and popular Dalit Poet Namdeo Dhasal.
Suraj Yengde is probably the first youngest Dalit scholar to be published by a mainstream publication after Ambedkar and spoke to Evita Rodrigues (ER) about his journey and experiences with caste, and his thoughts on building an inclusive education system in India.
Jyoti Lanjewar, a Marathi Dalit writer and activist, has a silence presence in the literary historical landscape. While she is known in many Dalit literary circles for her evocative writing, not much literature is dedicated to acknowledging her strides in revolutionising the Dalit-feminist consciousness.
Besides being one of the key activist of women and Dalit's rights in India, Fatima Burnad has a very strong international presence. She brought the issues of Dalit women on international forums.
Across 23 IITs, including new and old, only 9 per cent of the current faculty are SCs, STs or OBCs together. Of the 23 IITs, 15 — including the IITs at Mumbai, Kanpur and Kharagpur — have no ST faculty at all
Violence against Dalit women, often caused by upper caste men and men in positions of relative power, has been a deciding factor in making India the most unsafe country for women to live in.
The Indian Health Ministry has proposed to make punitive measures more stringent against fairness cream ads that are misleading the citizens.
Indian writing in English has always had Dalit narratives. But majority of the 'Dalit Literature' have been narratives from Brahmin or savarna writers with saviour complex.
North-East will suffer again once CAA gets implemented. They saw the first casualties, internet shutdowns, assaults on protesters and arrest.
The Keezhvenmani massacre has been part of left and Dalit discourses but remain forgotten in many mainstream platforms.