Dalit Women Analysis

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"The life of a Dalit Woman", Kumud Pawad (1995) argues that for understanding day to day experiences of Dalit women it is to be needed to analyzed and explain the social mobility among them. For understanding those experiences she employed the ethnographic approach to tease out the pluralistic views of the gendered dimensions of their quotidian life. She studied the experiences of Dalit women in different aspects for the representation of socio-cultural and political realm. In her study she highlighted the marginalized status of Dalit women. She also found that the impact of Brahrnanical ethos on gender marginalized on those Dalit women who chose to remain within the Hindu fold. She also added in her autobiography ‘Antasphot’ that the Dalit…show more content…
Wandana Sonalkar (2015) In her article on “Dalit Women in India: At the Crossroads of Gender, Caste, and Class”, She argues about the caste system is based on the division of people into social groups (or castes) in which the civil, cultural, and economic rights of each individual caste are predetermined or ascribed by birth and made hereditary; the assignment of rights among castes is unequal and hierarchical, and this system provides a regulatory mechanism to enforce social and economic organization through the instruments of social ostracism .She also talk about the problems of Dalit women. She also analyzed the multi dimensionalities of the challenges faced by Dalit women. Her analysis shows that the emerging multiple voices demanding group-specific gender policies are closely linked to the uneven gains of economic progress recorded by various groups such as the Dalit women’s group. Therefore her analysis becomes more important in order to understand the affect of multiple marginalized group identities (in Dalit women’s case, gender-caste-class) on their level of human development and human dignity. Dalit women’s access to citizenship rights, normally considered as accruing to every Indian citizen, has thus been examined more closely in regard to both their economic and social conditions as well as the various ways in which they are subjugated in public and private spheres. Wandana Sonalkar’s (2004) in her another work “Towards a feminism of caste: Gender and Caste”. She explore the Gender and Caste, in a sense, addresses this problem to some extent by bringing together a collection of historical and contemporary analyses, reports, manifestos and testimonies that bear on the theme and tries to align academic inquiry with contemporary political developments. This anthology is an important addition to Kali for Women’s series Issues in Contemporary Feminism, particularly because it seeks to exorcise the ghost of ‘monolithic identity’ which the Indian feminist

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