articles by Bhavani Ilavenil

Politics

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Shortage of women candidates exposes apathy of political parties, patriarchy in politics

With the Lok Sabha Election 2019 knocking on the doors, ticket distribution to candidates in every party is at its peak across the country. The southern state of Tamil Nadu is no exception. However, what is disheartening is the obvious gender bias with the ratio of male and female candidates heavily bent towards men

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Dalit Women in Politics: Bhavani Ilavenil on Karunanidhi's history of claiming credit and invisibilising work of Sathyavani Muthu

Bhavani Ilavenil is the author of a book which looks at the life and struggles of three-time MLA and MP Dr Satyavani Muthu, one of the earliest Dalit leaders of DMK.