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Debrahminising Gender

Revisioning

Revisioning is a zine in which the writer uses the experience of systemic violence she faced as a young teacher in the field of higher

Debrahminising Gender

Butterflies near Burial Ground

Dreams and reality blur in this vividly nostalgic poem – as it weaves a tapestry of symbolic memories. The indomitable spirit of Chithrangi flashes in

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Periyar and the Women’s Question

Thanthai Periyar’s revolutionary ideas forged the path for building the self-consciousness to attain equal freedoms and paved an equitable discourse towards social justice. Illustration by

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Periyar and The Self Respect Movement

Periyar valued self respect as important as life and its protection a birthright, not swaraj. His movement changed the face of contemporary Tamil politics forever.

Debrahminising Gender

An Ossathi’s Daughter

There had been rumours spreading through the village in the last couple of days, and finally, there it was—an actual television set.

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रिंकू की कविताएं

मैं एक लड़की, एक दुसाध-दलित लड़की, एक मध्यम वर्ग से आने वाली लड़की, जो घर को घर जैसा नहीं देखती, घर क्या है नही समझती,

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Babasaheb and Fashion

Against the caste structure, Dr Ambedkar’s fashion and style overturns centuries long oppressive dictations about what Dalits can and cannot do. Illustration by Ajinkya Dekhane

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Babasaheb and Education

Education was historically denied to Dalit communities for centuries. Babasaheb’s extraordinary accolades would go on to become a pride for his people. Illustration by Ajinkya

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Dr Ambedkar History Month

Caste segregation and caste occupations meant Dalits would be forbidden from having the same privileges as Savarnas did. In ‘Waiting for a Visa’, Dr Ambedkar

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The Mahad Satyagraha

For 96 years, the Mahad Satyagraha has represented a demand for the human rights of Dalits and the rejection of the caste system’s repressive impositions

Debrahminising Gender

Pappa Makes the Best Meen Curry

Pappa knows he makes the best food.
Because he enjoys his own cooking the most.
This you can tell from his afternoon nap that follows a hearty lunch that he prepared.

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Why is Holika Dahan Celebrated?

The celebration of Holi is the celebration and legitimisation of the routine violence and caste atrocities against Dalit women. The fact that it continues nationwide

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A Faith to Bite Into

My friend, Rev John Boopalan, a Dalit liberation theologian, told me that most Christians come to Ambedkar through Jesus. A fiery leader who sacrifices everything, life and death, for his people’s liberation. Not a comparison on a facetious level but for recognition like an arrow through the heart.