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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 …


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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Arun Joldkudligi (ಅರುಣ್ ಜೋಳದಕೂಡ್ಲಿಗಿ) ಈಚೆಗೆ ಜೇವರ್ಗಿ ತಾಲೂಕಿನ ಕೊಂಡಗೂಳಿ ಗ್ರಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ ದಲಿತ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು ಮನೆಯೊಳಗಿನ ಹಿಂದೂ ದೇವರ ಪಟಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊರತಂದು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕವಾಗಿ ಸುಟ್ಟರು. ಈ ಸುದ್ದಿ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಜಾಲತಾಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹರಿದಾಡಿ ಗಮನಸೆಳೆಯಿತು. ತಮಗಾದ ಅವಮಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರತಿರೋಧವಾಗಿ ದೇವರುಗಳನ್ನು ಸುಡುವ ಆಕ್ರೋಶ ಬುಗಿಲೆದ್ದಿತ್ತು. ಕೊಂಡಗೂಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಸದಾಗಿ ಕಟ್ಟಿದ ದ್ಯಾವಮ್ಮನ ರಥವನ್ನು ದಲಿತರು ಎಳೆಯಬಾರದೆಂದು ಸವರ್ಣೀಯರು ನಿಶೇಧಿಸಿದರು. ನಾವೇಕೆ ರಥವನ್ನು ಮುಟ್ಟಬಾರದೆಂದು ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ವಾಗ್ವಾದ ಕಲ್ಲು ತೂರಾಟ, ಸವರ್ಣೀಯರ ಧಾಳಿ ನಡೆಯಿತು. ಗಾಯಗೊಂಡ ಹನ್ನೆರಡು ಜನರು ಜೇವರ್ಗಿ, ಕಲಬುರಗಿಯಲ್ಲಿ …


Ideological Convolution of Ambedkar Students’ Association at TISS, Mumbai.

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Sheetal Kamble In the universities across India, the social-psychologically awakened youth have established students’ associations carrying forth Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s vision. Due to their epistemic activism on campuses, pursuing social justice for backward classes, women, minorities has become easier. These organizations have been a comprehensive support system for the vulnerable students and also their political …


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 …


Dalit Women Speak Out- A Conference

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  Asha Kowtal The swift changes in the political landscape and the challenges faced by women human rights defenders often pushes us Dalit women into a vortex of greater insecurity, fear and anxiety. The severe pushback by both state and non-state actors has increased the complexity within Dalit women’s movement building and caste-gender research domains. …