A person's caste can be discerned by looking at their surnames. This is more true for Brahmins than others.
These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
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.
Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
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.
When we list our feminist icons here in India, we often overlook Babasaheb Ambedkar, whose work often gets confined in one category.
Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Gulamgiri (Slavery), published in 1885, is considered one of the first tracts against the caste system.
On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
Let us read about some Dalit women poets whose poetry challenged dominant caste norms and take us to the lives of their community.
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.