K J Inayammal passed away on 26 Septmeber 2017 at Kottayam. SAVARI pays tribute to this Dalit woman leader from Kerala. Below, Praveena Thaali remembers her.
കേരളത്തിലെ ദലിത് സ്ത്രീപക്ഷ രാഷ്ടിയ ചർച്ചകൾക്ക് തുടക്കം കുറിച്ചവരിൽ പ്രധാന പങ്കുവഹിച്ച ആളായിരുന്നു ഇനയമ്മാൾ. ചേച്ചിയുടെ നിര്യാണ വാർത്ത വളരെ ഞെട്ടലുണ്ടാക്കി. 2006 ൽ സി ഡി എസി നു വേണ്ടി […]
I now begin to feel that there is a fundamental rupture in my understanding of what it means to be a Dalit. I perhaps need to pose questions such as “Should I get excited if I meet an educated Dalit, particularly an English-speaking Dalit, who asserts their Dalit identity and […]
Lipstick Under My Burkha is a ‘by the Brahmin for the Brahmin’ movie to propagate the Savarna definition of the ‘oppressed women’. The whole movie gives you a clear picture of the story of women’s assertion on their personal and sexual liberation through brahminical patriarchal narration filled with Islamophobia by […]
आशा सिंह (Asha Singh)
(This article was first published on Round Table India. An English translation can be found here).
I had been waiting for a long time to meet Jamanabai and her daughter Sangita, and today I was going to meet them. Almost everyone who I have met in the past few days regarding my research has suggested me to meet Jamanabai and Sangita. Finally, I managed to meet […]
In February this year, a young Savarna woman from Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, Bangalore, created a photo-project that went viral. It was hosted by fifty different kinds of media portals. Recently it was recycled by an e-zine called Storypick for public consumption. Its creator called the album ‘Perspectives,’ […]
We are happy to share the release of the second book published by The Shared Mirror. ‘What Babasaheb Means to Me’ is an edited volume that compiles articles by authors on Round Table India and Savari.
Here is an excerpt from the preface of the book.
“… This is our purposeful and responsive […]
Recently, the Indian Parliament approved an amendment to the Maternity Benefit Bill 2016 that raised maternity leave to 26 weeks from 12 weeks for women working in the organized sector. Maternity Benefit was legally introduced in India for the first time in the Bombay Legislative Council. Dr Ambedkar supported and defended it. It is instructive […]
This article was first published here on Round Table India.
It has almost become common sense that feminism has been shaped exclusively by a class of women that came from Brahmin-Savarna castes in India, to the extent that even trashy Brahminical platforms like The Quint have also had […]
Ligimol C K
I am Ligimol C K. One year ago I was residing in a rented house owned by Mr. Johnson in Eloor. After some days he stormed to my room along with his wife to beat me and he abused me a lot and moreover insulted me by calling my caste […]