In 1988, the Government of India banned this practice of sexual slavery. However, it is still prevalent in some parts of the country.
Book Review: Gloves and Gumboots Don’t Help, Manual Scavenging Has to Go
Years after publication, Bhasha Singh's 'Unseen' remains the go-to account for a look into how pervasive and cruel this casteist practice is in India.
Insults, Isolation, Broken Friendships: Dalit Students Open Up on Caste Discrimination in US
The inclusion of caste in its anti-discrimination policy by the California State Universities is as a major triumph for activists.
The Urban Dalit
People may claim that the caste system doesn’t exist anymore, but as a Dali living in an urban space, I came to learn how entrenched it is in our …
Bicycles and Dreams
The dreams our parents have for us often weigh heavy on our fragile shoulders. But this was a caste dream. In our caste, to dream is to defy. To …
What The Thunder Wants To Say To The Crime Scene
A poem about dehumanisation of rape victims, loss of identity, a prevailing history of non-justice – as seen in case after case in our country.
My Amazing Teacher and His Caste-Based Misadventures
My teacher, a man who had never felt ashamed of his background, was also just a father fearful for his son's safety.
Musings on Art, Caste and Rape in Churu, Rajasthan
Another day, another brutal gang rape of a Dalit woman. This time by a group of policemen who beat her brother-in-law to death first. Inured usually to such news, …
Spring Arrives, in Full Gloom, For Kathua and Unnao
This poem uses the metaphor of the rapeseed plant to describe the atrocities in Unnao and Kathua.