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The Origin of Dalit Feminist Literature: Mukta Salve, the First Voice of Dalit Feminism

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  Shivani Waldekar 165 years ago, one young Dalit girl strongly criticised brahminical hegemony and the hierarchal oppressive social structure. She questioned and critically examined caste, class, gender and religion and that empirical data continues to remain very relevant today, as they were in 1855. She strongly believed that education is the only path which …

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Beauty, Femininity and the Politics of ‘Desire’

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Noel Mariam George The recent crowning of a biracial black woman as Miss World made news as it made full circle with four other wins by biracial black and black women in the biggest beauty pageant. Not many understand beauty pageants as political; however what can be more political than a contest in which nations …

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Cities, Nation and Rape

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  Nabanita Roy After an easy search, I entered the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) website, the Indian government agency responsible for collecting and analyzing crime data, and landed up finding a downloadable pdf, reading ‘Crime in India-2017 Statistics’. And the date at once seemed very contemporary and relevant for understanding the pattern of crime, …

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Social Exclusion of Migrant Dalit Girls in Higher Education: The Case of Fergusson College, Pune

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  Dnyanda Lad and Ajay Rahulwad Introduction Discrimination and exclusion on the basis of caste and gender have a natural effect on mental health of students. Many suicides have been committed in colleges in the last few years. Payal Tadvi, Rohith Vemula and many more individual Dalit students have been victims of these exclusionary institutional …

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Ambedkarite Movement after Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and contribution of Bahujan Women

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  Sheetal Kamble (The text of her speech ‘Ambedkarite Movement after Dr. Babashaeb Ambedkar and the contribution of Dalit-Bahujan Women’ at IIT Mumbai. It was the Second Lecture in ‘The Savitribai Phule – Fatima Sheikh Lecture Series’ and was organized by Ambedkarite Students Collective, IIT Mumbai on 18th April, 2019.) I would like to thank the Ambedkarite …

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Transformative Politics for Dalit Women

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  Asha Kowtal Transformative Politics for Dalit Women grounded in fierce resilience and compassionate sisterhood. More than a week after the conference, I begin to write, still feeling overwhelmed and dazed coupled with a strange sense of loneliness experienced after loved ones have left home. The #dalitwomenspeakout conference 2017 brought my sisters and friends from …