Dalit Women in Media and Politics Conference: When #DalitWomenSpeakOut, Revolution Beckons

Dalit Women in Media and Politics Conference: When #DalitWomenSpeakOut, Revolution Beckons

In a time and in a country where an all-male delegation is chosen to meet the Prime Minister and discuss problems in the entertainment industry - especially in the wake of the #MeToo movement – an all-Dalit women panel is nothing short of revolutionary. On 18th January 2019, AIDMAM and The Blue Club jointly organised a two-day event called Dalit Women in Media and Politics
Did The Cheque Bounce For Dalit Women In The Interim Union Budget 2019?

Did The Cheque Bounce For Dalit Women In The Interim Union Budget 2019?

It is clearly visible that even if any programme is aimed at Dalit women, its approach and reach is unclear, simply because it is incorporated under initiatives meant for all Dalits or for all women. There exists a serious lack of understanding that women bearing the brunt of caste and patriarchy are a distinct category that requires specific structural interventions to set right the history of oppression that continues to push back any efforts to move ahead.
Watch: How Has The Indian Government Failed Dalit Women?

Watch: How Has The Indian Government Failed Dalit Women?

Has India failed its Dalit women? By all development indices, Dalit women continue to have the least access to resources, says Asha Kowtal.

In Conversation With Malvika Raj: Dalit Madhubani Artist

Malvika Raj is an artist from Patna who is making waves in the Indian art scene through her innovative twist to the traditional Madhubani artform, which is centred around Hindu narratives.
'Upper Caste' Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

‘Upper Caste’ Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

The upper caste reservation bill shifts the focus from social injustice to one of economic inequity, thereby essentially erasing the pernicious effects of everyday casteism.
In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

Cynthia Stephen is a Dalit activist, writer, social policy researcher and an independent journalist, who works in the areas of Dalit studies, affirmative action and educational policy.
TISS, Mumbai Hosts Its First Bahujan Arts Festival

TISS Mumbai Hosts Its First Bahujan Arts Festival

Last sunday TISS, Mumbai observed it’s first Bahujan Arts festival, which centred the works and narratives of artists coming from SC/ST/OBC and other marginalised backgrounds/artforms.
Pariyerum Perumal Is A Fervent Portrayal Of Our Caste-Ridden Society

Pariyerum Perumal Is A Fervent Portrayal Of Our Caste-Ridden Society

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.
Why Understanding Brahminical Patriarchy Is Of Utmost Importance

Why Understanding Brahminical Patriarchy Is Of Utmost Importance

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.
Dharti Aba Birsa Munda: The Indian Tribal Freedom Fighter

Dharti Aba Birsa Munda: The Indian Tribal Freedom Fighter

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.

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Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
Here's Why 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' Is Not A Feminist Show

Here’s Why ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ Is Not A Feminist Show

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the women empowering serial- "Zindagi Gulzar hai"- a guide to middle class girls on how to achieve social mobility by remaining virginal and thus, marrying burger guys who can claim to deserve them after "being boys for most of their life".
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

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