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.
When it came to the rights and equality of women in India, Periyar was a feminist at a time the word was still alien to India.
Ammu Swaminathan bravely stood up against the injustice around her and actively worked to bring about structural change in the society.
Sumeet Samos's latest single “Ladai Seekhle” will deeply resonate with those who have ever been subjected to Savarna oppression.