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Cow, ‘backwardness’ and ‘Bahujan’ Women

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  Asha Singh  My Ahir-dominant village in Bhojpur district of Bihar has a school only up to standard seven. After the seventh grade, if somebody (or their family) decides to study further, they get enrolled in schools in nearby villages or Arrah Town. Boys do go to these schools. However, girls visit these schools only …

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The cow as a tool of politics against Dalits

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  Gurinder Azad Dalits of Gujarat have set an example by replying in their own assertive way to the brutality done on four dalit youth who were carrying a dead cow. They have denounced their ‘traditional’ occupation as a revolt against the Brahminical system. A march has been organised from Ahmedabad to Una where the …