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Dalit Women to be Heard

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  Hemangi Kadlak (Transcript of her speech at the National Convention on the Rights of Dalit Women Human Rights Defenders: ‘Dalit Women Speak’ on 17-18 January 2020, at HDRC, St. Xavier’s Campus, Ahmedabad) First of all, I would like to thank the organizers for inviting me to this conference on ‘Dalit Women Speak.’ Before coming to …

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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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Dalit women organise ‘differently’

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  Asha Organizing by Dalit women has always been examined, by many, using a wide array of lenses originating in hues of various political perspectives. To some, we are autonomous, leading our movement towards a collective vision. To others, we are stooges, perhaps of the Dalit men, maybe the savarna women or the donors, or …

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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 …

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Why Not Janeu Under My Kurta?

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  Rahmath EP Lipstick Under My Burkha is a ‘by the Brahmin for the Brahmin’ movie to propagate the Savarna definition of the ‘oppressed women’. The whole movie gives you a clear picture of the story of women’s assertion on their personal and sexual liberation through brahminical patriarchal narration filled with Islamophobia by projecting Muslim …