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Gender

My journey towards understanding men in society!

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  Harshali Nagrale Every girl dreams about something or the other to be in life. But, in the journey from being a little girl to growing up into a woman, her dreams’ wings are cut in different ways. This is where feminism emerges for me. The word Feminism is interpreted differently across the world. Some connect …

Gender

Dalit single women in lockdown: Lived experiences

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  Madhavi Kamble Whether it is a natural or man-made disaster, the vulnerable sections of the society are the first to get hit. The Corona outbreak put the spotlight on the issue of daily subsistence, mental health, general health of families and millions of people across the country. On June 4, the Indian Ministry of …

Thought

Create Dalit Economy the way Dalit Sahitya was created: Chandra Bhan Prasad

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  Chandra Bhan Prasad and Pushpendra Johar in a discussion: this is a part of the series of interviews, talks, articles that SAVARI and Round Table India are trying to put together to gather the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the second part of the discussion; the first part is here.  Pushpendra: …

Perspective

കൊറോണ പ്രതിരോധം : കേരള മോഡല്‍ മിത്തും യാഥാര്‍ത്ഥ്യവും

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കെ സന്തോഷ്‌ കുമാര്‍ കൊറോണ (കൊവിഡ് 19) മഹാമാരിയേയും  വൈറസ് വ്യാപനത്തെയും കേരള സര്‍ക്കാരും  സമൂഹവും ലോകത്തിനു മാതൃകയാകും വിധം ഫലപ്രദമായി പ്രതിരോധിക്കുകയും അതിജീവിക്കുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നുണ്ട്. കേരളത്തിലെ സുശക്തമായ പൊതുജന ആരോഗ്യമേഖല, ആരോഗ്യകേന്ദ്രങ്ങളുടെ ലഭ്യത, ഗുണമേന്മ, അവബോധം, രാഷ്ട്രീയ ജാഗ്രത എന്നിവയാണ് ഇത് സാധ്യമാക്കുന്നത്. കേരള മോഡല്‍ വികസനത്തിന്റെ ഗുണാത്മകതയാണ് മഹാമാരിയെ പ്രതിരോധിക്കുന്നത് എന്നാണ് ചില പൊതുഭാഷ്യങ്ങള്‍. കേരളത്തിലെ ആയിത്തജാതിക്കാര്‍ സാമൂഹിക നീതിക്കായി നടത്തിയ സാമൂഹിക രാഷ്ട്രീയ മുന്നേറ്റങ്ങളും, അവയിലൂടെ സൃഷ്ടിക്കപ്പെട്ട രാഷ്ട്രീയ ജാഗ്രതയും സമൂഹത്തിന്റെ കീഴ്ത്തട്ടില്‍ …

Thought

The dignity of the underclass is the first casualty: Chandra Bhan Prasad

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  Chandra Bhan Prasad and Pushpendra Johar in a discussion: this is a part of the series of interviews, talks, articles that SAVARI and Round Table India are trying to put together to gather the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic.  Date: 17 April 2020 Pushpendra Johar: Welcome to the discussion. I would like to …

Gender

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 …

Gender

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 …

Gender

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, …