articles by Cynthia Stephen

India

Dalit Women in Politics: Cynthia Stephen on Brahminism, patriarchy in politics — and the need for change

"We have our governments which have been fooling us for 25 years on the issue of reservations for women in governance," says Stephen.

India

Communal tension grips Tamil Nadu's Erode as scuffle between two communities during Sunday prayers takes ugly turn

DSP Palanisamy said that the police had so far managed to keep things under control by settling differences between warring religious groups, however, on Sunday, the incident went out of hands.

India

Violence against Dalits: Fresh reports of atrocities highlight growing anger, outrage in community

Young leaders of a nascent group of middle-class Dalits think and act differently from veteran leaders when it comes to the violence they face.