Showing 7 Result(s)
Assertion

Statement: Why we decided to leave Pinjra Tod

pinjra tod

  Via Shradha T K Lama and Sabah Maharaj Statement: Why we decided to leave Pinjra Tod   “I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” – Audre Lorde   We …

Gender

Silenced by Manu and ‘Mainstream’ Feminism: Dalit-Bahujan Women and their History

Lata P M

  On Sharmila Rege’s First Death Anniversary, a Satyashodhak Review of her Last Book (First published in ‘Miloon saarya jani’, online Marathi magazine, in July 2014) Lata P. M. (Translated from Marathi by Minakshee Rode, Nidhin Shobhana) Dr. Sharmila Rege was the director of Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, University of Pune. On 13th July …

Features

Reflections: National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress 2013

prachi 1

  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 …

Educate, Agitate, Organize

Women played a major role in Dr. Ambedkar’s movement: Baby Kamble

baby_kamble_copy

  [This is the second part of excerpts from an interview with Baby Kamble conducted by Maya Pandit, originally published as part of the English version of her autobiography (‘The Prisons We Broke’)]  Continued from here. How did you think of writing your autobiography? (Laughs.) It so happened that I used to sit in the …

Educate, Agitate, Organize

Popular Culture and Ideology: The Phenomenon of Gaddar

g2

  P Kesava Kumar (First published in February 2010) The cultural sphere has its own advantage over politics in terms of pulling people into its fold. Through his songs and cultural performances, Gummadi Vittal Rao, popularly known as “Gaddar”, the Telugu poet singer, maintains the historical continuity of people’s lives and their struggles. He brings politics into everyday life situations and …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud (Introduction)

Jyotiba_Phule

  Translated by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar A brief introduction to Phule: Jotirao Phule (1827-1890) is considered a founder not only of the anti-caste movement; in Maharashtra he is also looked upon as father of the farmers’ movement, the women’s movement, and a bahujan-oriented environmental movement. He was born in a Mali (gardener jati) …