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Dalit women ask South Asian States to challenge impunity, untouchability and discrimination

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  Statement issued by All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch – NCDHR  Navi Pillay highlights power asymmetries leading to Caste based Gender Discrimination and Violence faced by Dalit women at the side event on Dalit women in the 23 Human Rights Council, United Nations, Geneva Geneva, June 7, 2013 The UN High Commissioner, Navi Pillay, …

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Casteless Academe, Name-calling Dalits?

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Anu Ramdas Adivasi, dalit and lower shudra women are more often co-workers in the fields, kilns, mines, factories and neighborhoods than co-learners and professionals in institutions and organizations. The reverse is true for women belonging to upper castes. Majority of women are caught in manual occupations and only a tiny section of women get to …

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The ‘dirt’ in The Dirty Picture: Caste, Gender and Silk Smitha

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Jenny Rowena On first or second Saturday coming after the Hindu New Year’s Day (Gudhi padawa), the devadasis, who are mostly dalitbahujans, were openly sexually enjoyed in public, about hundred years ago. This is now replaced by another tradition called “Okali”, which was in vogue till 1987. It is a festival like ‘Rang Panchami’. The …