Gender

The Status of Dalit Women in India’s Caste Based System

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by Sonia Mahey, University of Alberta In this paper I wish to present the devastating effects of the caste system on the educational, social, and economical status of Dalit women in modern India. My aim is to highlight the harsh reality of the suppression, struggle and torture Dalit women face every day of their miserable …

History

THE PROBLEM OF THE RUPEE: ITS ORIGIN AND ITS SOLUTION (HISTORY OF INDIAN CURRENCY & BANKING)

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THE PROBLEM OF THE RUPEE: ITS ORIGIN AND ITS SOLUTION (HISTORY OF INDIAN CURRENCY & BANKING) ________________________________________________________________________________________ B. R. AMBEDKAR Sometime Professor of Political Economy at the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Bombay. LONDON P. S. KING & SON, LTD. ORCHARD HOUSE, 2 & 4 GREAT SMITH STREET WESTMINSTER 1923

Features

Dalitizing History: A New Paradigm in South Asia

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  Chinnaiah Jangam [Reviewed by Chinnaiah Jangam (Wagner College), Bhagavan, Manu; Feldhaus, Anne, eds., Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India. H-Asia, H-Net Reviews. December, 2009.] Over the last two decades, the South Asian landscape has experienced a resurgence of untouchable voices challenging the dominant social, economic, political, cultural, and epistemological structures, …

Atrocities

Stripping of Dalit women: Chargesheet filed against upper caste neighbours

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Over two years after two women were allegedly thrashed and almost stripped by their upper caste neighbours, the Wadala TT police have filed two separate cases under the Prevention of Atrocity Act.In 2008, Urmilla Lunwara, a municipal school teacher, and Mamta Makhwana were allegedly assaulted and almost stripped for questioning the periodic demands by a …

Atrocities

Dalit woman’s tongue bitten off during rape attempt

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A 30-year-old dalit woman’s tongue was bitten off allegedly by a man who attempted to rape her in Pihani area of the district, police said.Suresh attempted to rape the woman in Lehana village late last night and when she resisted the rape attempt, he bit her tongue so hard that one inch of it came …

Atrocities

Dalit girls murder: Buta Singh meets victims” mother

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Moradabad : Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes Buta Singh today assured justice to the mother of two dalit sisters, who were allegedly burnt to death by a mob here.Singh visited Kothiwal Nagar area and met the victims” mother Rajo and assured her of justice, officials said.

Gender

Bhil Women Fight the Liquor Demons

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by Rahul Banerjee  There is a general perception that Adivasi women enjoy greater equality because tribal society is less patriarchal. The reality, however, is very different. Take the situation of Bhil tribal, Ramanbai, of Chandupura village in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone district. She says, “I am suffering from piles and the doctor at Sanawad has told me …