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Mumbai doctor Payal Tadvi's death has vital lessons for the anti-caste movement and its future
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Mumbai doctor Payal Tadvi's death has vital lessons for the anti-caste movement and its future

The anti-caste movement, I guess, forgot to tell those like Dr Payal Tadvi, when they were alive, that it needs them — now and always; it forgot to tell them that their lives are precious.

Payal Tadvi's suicide: 'Evidence of ligature mark over neck', says autopsy report; victim's chats show she was facing torture
India

Payal Tadvi's suicide: 'Evidence of ligature mark over neck', says autopsy report; victim's chats show she was facing torture

The investigation into the suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi has been transferred to the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police on Thursday.

Payal Tadvi's suicide: Marred by casteism, dominated by donations, medical education in India needs mirror to avoid dehumanisation
India

Payal Tadvi's suicide: Marred by casteism, dominated by donations, medical education in India needs mirror to avoid dehumanisation

Three senior doctors allegedly bullied and tortured Dr Payal Tadvi because of her caste - she was born into an Adivasi family - all the way to suicide at Mumbai's BYL Nair Hospital.

What's caste got to do with it: Being Savarna is an accident of birth, addressing injustices is a choice
Life

What's caste got to do with it: Being Savarna is an accident of birth, addressing injustices is a choice

As an ally, I would appreciate feedback on what I can do to help, instead of my intentions being baselessly questioned. Most importantly, taking things out of context will weaken our collective fight against existing societal structures.

What's caste got to do with it: Being a Dalit writer and responding to Savarna criticism
Life

What's caste got to do with it: Being a Dalit writer and responding to Savarna criticism

Because our bodies are full of caste, and caste memories that have to be purged before we can move on to writing about other things, very few Dalit, OBC writers get to write about what they really want to write about: films, books, sex, technology, dating etc.

For Rohith Vemula, who wanted to learn, but ended up taking his own life; and for Savarnas who are too good to learn
India

For Rohith Vemula, who wanted to learn, but ended up taking his own life; and for Savarnas who are too good to learn

Those clueless about caste will never know why scores of DBA students never make it to the finish line in higher education, and why Rohith Vemula took his own life three years ago.

Don't know Manmohan Singh's caste but most Congress PMs were Savarnas, why didn't they think of quota bill? Asks Ram Vilas Paswan
India

Don't know Manmohan Singh's caste but most Congress PMs were Savarnas, why didn't they think of quota bill? Asks Ram Vilas Paswan

Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan said on the 10 per cent quota move that all prime ministers from Congress party barring Manmohan Singh belonged to upper castes.

#MeToo and its aftermath: Notes from the 'margins' of lists that name and shame
India

#MeToo and its aftermath: Notes from the 'margins' of lists that name and shame

Power does not operate in a linear way. Structures of oppression cut across each other. In many cases, our response to these events is difficult because of the complexity involved.

MeToo and savarna feminism: Revolutions cannot start with the privileged, feminist future must be equal for all
India

MeToo and savarna feminism: Revolutions cannot start with the privileged, feminist future must be equal for all

Mainstream feminism in India aka upper-caste or savarna feminism, as it exists today, is problematic.

Kaala is not a 'Rajinikanth movie': A Dalit-Bahujan reading of the anti-caste politics in Pa Ranjith's film
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Kaala is not a 'Rajinikanth movie': A Dalit-Bahujan reading of the anti-caste politics in Pa Ranjith's film

Kaala contains within itself a Dalit-Bahujan life-world with an explicit anti-caste politics at the centre

Wild Hair and Mad Dalit Women
long-reads

Wild Hair and Mad Dalit Women

I had just been looking in all the wrong place for answers but as it turns out — Dalit women have always had answers to these questions. Women with loud and vulgar laughter who, like their hair, are mad and untameable — always do.