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.
The Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) released the manual scavengers manifesto ahead of the 2019 General Elections calling for elimination of manual scavenging.
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.
The recent NCERT erasure from history textbooks is a blow for feminism, education and social justice.
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.
The Supreme Court directed all States to evict nearly one million Adivasis whose claims over forest land have been rejected.
The mainstream development paradigm has aggravated discontent among Adivasi communities. The reasons are not difficult to recognise – it encourages the siege of native resources, drives competition, is surplus-driven, instils private ownership, and consequently, is affecting the cultural identity of Adivasi peoples.
In a time and in a country where an all-male delegation is chosen to meet the Prime Minister and discuss problems in the entertainment industry - especially in the wake of the #MeToo movement – an all-Dalit women panel is nothing short of revolutionary.On 18th January 2019, AIDMAM and The Blue Club jointly organised a two-day event called Dalit Women in Media and Politics
It is clearly visible that even if any programme is aimed at Dalit women, its approach and reach is unclear, simply because it is incorporated under initiatives meant for all Dalits or for all women. There exists a serious lack of understanding that women bearing the brunt of caste and patriarchy are a distinct category that requires specific structural interventions to set right the history of oppression that continues to push back any efforts to move ahead.
Has India failed its Dalit women? By all development indices, Dalit women continue to have the least access to resources, says Asha Kowtal.