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.
'It is liberating to hear a Dalit writer take pride in her work. It is even more liberating to hear her laugh at detractors,' writes Vijeta Kumar in her profile of Sujatha Gidla. Gidla recently won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for Ants Among Elephants.
Sujatha Gidla's debut, Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family And The Making Of Modern India, published by HarperCollins India has been chosen the winner for this year's Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.
At Jaipur Literature Festival 2018, writer Sujatha Gidla says Mahatma Gandhi's anti-casteism was mere lip service
At the ongoing Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, writer Sujatha Gidla said Mahatma Gandhi paid lip-service to upliftment of the untouchable castes in India. She further questioned the role of political leaders like Mayawati and Jignesh Mewani.
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018: From Kiran Nagarkar to Sujatha Gidla, what to look out for on the last day
From discussions on topics ranging from writing about the Arab world to fashion and modernity, here's a pick of the best sessions on the last day of the Jaipur Literature Festival | #FirstCulture
Ants Among Elephants review: Sujatha Gidla's passionately researched examination of what it means to be Dalit in India
Sujatha Gidla's Ants Among Elephants — rather than telling us stories of an 'untouchable' family and their struggles in a casteist society — tells us that liberation in India could never come from those at the 'top' of society | #FirstCulture
Sujatha Gidla talks about her memoir, Ants Among Elephants, caste-based discrimination and why she refused to participate in an event alongside Smriti Irani