Saturday, November 16, 2019

#DalitHistoryMonth2019 Event: An Evening Of Remembrance, Resistance And Resilience

On 29 April 2019, FII and #DalitWomenFight co-organized an event to celebrate Dalit History Month – evening of remembrance, resistance and resilience, where we talked about and remembered various Dalit leaders and movements.
Sathyavani Muthu: The Dalit Politician Who Stood Up To Karunanidhi | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sathyavani Muthu: The Dalit Politician Who Stood Up To Karunanidhi | #IndianWomenInHistory

A three-time MLA and MP, Dr Muthu was one of the earliest Dalit leaders of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party and was the Harijan Welfare Minister till 1974.
The Tsunduru Massacre Of Dalits Of 1991 | #DalitHistoryMonth

The Tsunduru Massacre Of Dalits Of 1991 | #DalitHistoryMonth

The Tsunduru massacre of 1991 is as one of the most gruesome and vile premeditated attacks on Dalits, not just in the state of Andhra Pradesh but in the whole of India, since independence.

The Bhima Koregaon Battle: The First Recorded Victory Of Dalits | #DalitHistoryMonth

During the Bhima Koregaon battle, the Peshwas waged war against the British and the Mahars were fighting on behalf of the British. The anger and frustration that had been contained for years of oppression, along with modern weapons gave the Mahars an upper hand leading to their victory.
The Vaikom Satyagraha: Kerala's First Anti-Caste Movement

The Vaikom Satyagraha: Kerala’s First Anti-Caste Movement

Vaikom Satyagraha is one of Kerala’s foremost organised agitations against Hindu ‘upper caste’ orthodoxy for securing the basic civil rights of all marginalised castes.
Don't Want A Government that Does Not Care for Us: Highlights From The Manual Scavengers Manifesto

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The Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) released the manual scavengers manifesto ahead of the 2019 General Elections calling for elimination of manual scavenging.
It Is Time We Start Discussing Caste-Based Reparation Policies

It Is Time We Start Discussing Caste-Based Reparation Policies

A caste-based reparations policy will ensure that the odds of success aren’t stacked against marginalised groups. Whatever form it takes, it will radically alter the casteist fabric of our society.
Why NCERT Dropping Chapters From History Textbooks Is A Feminist Concern

Why NCERT Dropping Chapters From History Textbooks Is A Feminist Concern

The recent NCERT erasure from history textbooks is a blow for feminism, education and social justice.

What Does Being An ‘Elite Dalit’ Woman Mean?

The point that I am trying to make here is that 'elite Dalit' is an oxymoron. It is intrinsically and fundamentally against the notion of being a Dalit in an Indian society.
Supreme Court Evicts Adivasis Forcibly And Rejects Claims Over Forest Lands

Supreme Court Evicts Adivasis Forcibly And Rejects Claims Over Forest Lands

The Supreme Court directed all States to evict nearly one million Adivasis whose claims over forest land have been rejected.

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