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We want to break the caste system through literature: Anita Bharti

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  Anita Bharti is a prominent poet, writer and an activist for Dalit and women’s rights since her student days. She has been in the forefront in bringing in the Dalit women’s perspective into Hindi literature. Her most recent contribution to Hindi literature was to edit and publish a pioneering collection of poetry by 65 …

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The State says ‘Achcha rape hua hai, take this money and get lost’: Asha Kowtal

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  Asha Kowtal has been seeking, organizing and raising the voice of Dalit women across India and the world. As General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) she has been actively working to mobilize Dalits, and Dalit women in particular, across states – from Dabra in Haryana to Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu …

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Separate Panchayats for Dalits shall ensure security and development: Sivakami

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  This is the second part of the interview with P. Sivakami, ex-IAS officer, writer and politician who founded the political party, the ‘Samuga Samatuva Padai’, to work ‘on the principles of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, as a forum for social equality’. She is also the founder of the Dalit Land Rights Movement in Tamil …

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Reflections: National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress 2013

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  Prachi Beula The National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress 2013 was something that was long overdue. I am yet to absorb the ‘explosion of knowledge and power’ that I experienced and when Anoop bhai said we could share our experiences I was glad to sit down and reflect. Many people asked questions like why …

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National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress

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Call For Delegates National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress Organized byTata Institue of Social SciencesCentre for Social Justice and Governancein Collaboration withInsight Foundation, Delhisupported byDalit & Tribal Social Work International ForumVenue: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai CampusDate: 15 – 16 February, 2013 Concept Note What does it mean to be a Dalit woman, an …