Contract Powrakarmikas protest rally

Contract Powrakarmikas Have Been Denied Their Wages: Whose Swachh Bharat Is It?

India's history of sanitation is tied to the oppression of Dalits. The powrakarmikas, mostly Dalit women, have been denied their basic rights.
Karukku by Bama

‘Karukku’: An Autobiography By Bama Exploring Her Tamil, Dalit And Christian Identity

Karukku by Bama is an elegy to the community she grew up in and her intersecting identities as a Tamil, Dalit, and Christian woman.
Urmila Pawar's 'Mother Wit'

The Truth About Fiction: Looking At Caste, Gender And Dissent In Urmila Pawar’s Short...

Urmila Pawar's fiction explores the axes of caste, class & gender and brings forth vivid everyday lived realities of Dalit women.
Remembering Rohith Vemula And Casteism In Indian Universities

Remembering Rohith Vemula And Casteism In Indian Universities

As 11 more people wait to fight an uncertain battle against a formidable enemy and an enmeshed caste system, we owe it to Rohith Vemula to stop any more Dalit dead bodies. The dreams of too many talented young people has been sacrificed at the altar of Manu. On Rohith’s Shahadat Divas, let’s pledge that there will no more. Only then will some of the guilt and agony be assuaged.
Project Heartland: Documenting Stories Of Dalit Dissentvideo

Project Heartland: Documenting Stories Of Dalit Dissent

Project Heartland, a YouTube mini-series documents stories of Dalit men and women across Gujarat who have been struggling against the oppressive system and trying to dismantle it in their own way.
Why Manusmriti Dahan Din Is Still Relevant?

Why Manusmriti Dahan Din Is Still Relevant

I think, today, there is a need to celebrate Manusmriti Dahan Din more than ever to invoke the subordination and humiliation of women as well as "lower" caste people. Manu is not just in Manusmriti, he is also in our minds. When are we going to burn the book in there?
Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Forgotten Dalit History

Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion Of 1857 And Forgotten Dalit History | #IndianWomenInHistory

The story of Jhalkari Bai as a Dalit Virangana tells us why looking at the representations of Dalit women in the history of 1857 is crucial.
“I'm Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

“I’m Going To Live A Leader’s Life And Die A Leader Too”: Manisha Mashaal

Manisha Mashaal is a grassroots anti-caste activist, an orator and a singer. She comes from a small village in Haryana where she grew up as a Dalit woman and overcame many hurdles to become what she is today - a strong Dalit voice.
Savitribai Phule: A Pioneer In Women's Education In India | #IndianWomenInHistory

The Life And Times Of Dnyanjyoti Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule | #IndianWomenInHistory

Savitribai Phule, first female teacher of the first women’s school in India is a pioneer figure. She relentlessly fought against the dominant caste system and worked towards the upliftment of the marginalized.
Hypocrisy Of The Mainstream Media: Lessons From The Dalit Asmita Yatra

Hypocrisy Of The Mainstream Media: Lessons From The Dalit Asmita Yatra

The assertion of Dalit groups by ways of creating new media spaces challenges how mainstream media talks about caste and makes them reflect on their social location and power positions

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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

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
A Brief History Of The Pride Turban And The Importance Of Visibility Of Queer Sikhs

A Brief History Of The Pride Turban And The Importance Of Visibility Of Queer...

As a gay Sikh man, I sincerely hope that the visibility of the pride turban will help young queer Sikhs in accepting themselves.
Notes On Being Not Okay

I Don’t Know How To Tell You This But I Haven’t Left Home In...

This piece of writing does not have a happy ending, it does not particularly have a sad ending either. I guess it's just an attempt at being honest about how "not okay" I am.