Pariyerum Perumal is a fervent portrayal of caste-ridden society in which the dominant caste groups unleash acts of victimisation, exploitation and humiliation against the Dalits.
Brahminical patriarchy is a real, structural issue in Indian society that is responsible for upholding the twin evils of casteism and sexism and should be evident to anyone who has bothered to examine its basic aspects and workings, without the distortions that privilege accords.
Birsa Munda, a champion of the struggles of the Adivasis is highly relevant today as this is the era of displacements in the name of development.
Priyadharsini is an independent filmmaker. She runs The Blue Club, an organisation committed to magnifying Dalit women’s voices and provides filmmaking mentorship.
Rajalakshmi was killed because she had spurned his advances; because she spoke about it. It is both a caste-based crime and a sexual offence that needs to be addressed at both levels.
#StopKillingUs was organised on September 25, where people from all over India gathered to protest the deaths of over a 1000 safai karamcharis involved in manual scavenging.
The SC judgement delivers another blow to the rights of marginalised groups in the country who might have benefited from reservation.
In spite of the alarming instances of blatant caste extremism, Indians still claim to not comprehend the evil that is the caste system.
A short film produced by All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch highlights the impunity of caste-based sexual violence and the barriers to justice that Dalit women face in India.
In Indian cinema, caste continues to be wilfully erased and invisibilised as our society refuses to acknowledge its ugly casteist practices.