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  • Analysis Of Mother By Baburao Bagul

    lives of dalit women in patriarchal society with reference to Baburao Bagul’s short story “Mother”. The story projects the life of a dalit woman who was oppressed by both caste and gender. Through the life of the mother in the story the author shows the universality of her experience among all the dalit women. Dalit women were marginalised among an already marginalized class. The dual oppression of caste and gender creates an intensity of oppression which becomes unbearable for a dalit woman.…

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  • The Weave Of My Life Analysis

    social and cultural domains and Dalit women’s suppression cannot be decontextualised from these realities. It is emphasized that women’s subjugation is the result of sexual oppression, economic exploitation, socio-cultural suppression, unequal gender relations. Dalit women shared an impurity in nature and even shared the location with dalit men of their same community.However,…

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  • Transformation Of Identity Essay

    Transformation of Identity: Reasons and Examination of the Success of Religious Conversion by Dalit Hindus The social hierarchical structure of caste in Hinduism has been one of the most discriminatory systems of the world. Based on the principles of ‘purity and pollution’, the ‘pure’ upper caste Brahmin community treated the lower caste and ‘Untouchable’ community with great disdain – untouchables were prohibited from wearing finer clothes and ornaments, they were not allowed to walk the same…

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  • The Caste And Autobiography

    The Dalits did not negotiate caste oppression with upward mobility with Sanskritization or a move away from the system in the mode of Bhakti. The lower castes wanted to fight against the system and seek its very eradication. ‘It is an unfortunate truth of our…

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  • Can The Subaltern Speak Analysis

    By engaging with the historical knowledge of such disempowered women, Spivak expands the original definition of the subaltern given by Guha and others to include the struggles and experiences of women also. According to her, “Both as object of colonialist historiography and as subject of insurgency, the ideological construction of gender keeps the male dominant. If in the context of colonial production, the subaltern has no history and cannot speak, the subaltern as female is even more deeply in…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Indian Caste System

    A group of men gang-raped a forty two-year-old Dalit women and burned her alive after she, her husband, and two sons had been held in captivity and tortured for eight days. This injustice occurred because the woman’s son fell in love with the torturer’s daughter, who happened to be of a higher caste. “The local police knew of the whereabouts of the Dalit family, but they did nothing because the rapists” came from a higher caste family (Mayell n.pag.). Even with decades of struggle to end…

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  • What Is Caste Discrimination?

    exploitation of members that are considered to be of lower social significance but whose economic output is exploited. This is a notion that is exemplified by the documentary by Stalin K regarding caste discrimination in India (Kurup, 2007). According to Dalit Solidarity Network DSN (n.d. Par. 2), a caste system is a divisionary social and economic system whereby rights are accorded by birth and hereditary. As such, it is a never ending cycle in which the underprivileged are condemned to a life…

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  • In The Grip Of Change And The Taming Of Women Analysis

    swasti sharma Towards Gynocentricism: Construction of Dalit Woman's Sexuality in Sivakami's Grip Of Change And The Taming Of Women Introduction: In an interview with IANS in 2010 ,Sivakami remarked ,"In the society that is known as mainstream, the problems of Dalit women are considered separatist. They face the worst expressions of male chauvinistic society - atrocities like raping, profiling, physical assault and murder." Pazhayani Kazhidalum ("In the Grip of Change", 1988) invites a…

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  • Caste Discrimination Research Paper

    protects that human rights and redresses the grievances commented that “law enforcement machinery is the greatest violator of Dalits’ Human Rights”. The police is responsible for widespread custodial torture and killings of Dalits, sexual harassment and rape of Dalit women and looting of their property. Sometimes police collude with private actors against Dalits. The Dalits students suffer because of the stigma attached to their caste. They are often denied admissions. The school officials bar…

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  • Morality In Ambedkar

    should treat every individual equal on the grounds of social relationship, cultural history; so that one can acquire desirable profits out of his/her labor. In India, Hindu religion did not provide this equality for all individuals, especially for dalits, though the modern constitution granted it for all individuals. This is why Ambedkar respected western modernity for its commitment to individual liberty, human rights and scientific progress of human civilization. He found that these moral…

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