Wednesday, January 29, 2020

What’s In A Surname? Caste and Much More

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A person's caste can be discerned by looking at their surnames. This is more true for Brahmins than others.
Dalit women writers

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

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

Mayawati: An Icon Of Bahujan Struggle

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Mayawati has been identified as a strong voice of the Bahujans, the iron lady who could resist and fight against the caste system and patriarchy.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

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Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
B R ambedkar jayanti

On Babasaheb’s Birth Anniversary: 13 Feminist Principles of Dr. B R Ambedkar

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On Babasaheb's 125th birth anniversary, we bring you thirteen quotes of Dr. B R Ambedkar which truly show that he was a feminist and strove hard for women's education and equality.
Ambedkar

Why Ambedkar Matters To The Women’s Rights Movement

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When we list our feminist icons here in India, we often overlook Babasaheb Ambedkar, whose work often gets confined in one category.
Gulamgiri: Jotiba Phule

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

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Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

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On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
Dalit women poets

5 Dalit Women Poets Who Remind Us That Caste And Patriarchy Are Not Exclusive

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Let us read about some Dalit women poets whose poetry challenged dominant caste norms and take us to the lives of their community.

The Internalized Misogyny And Casteism Of Growing Up In A Brahmin Household

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Growing up in a conservative Telugu Brahmin household, I have constantly battled with myself, my family members, and my community for the problematic views that the community I belong to holds.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
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'.