Ambedkar in 2021, Episode 4: What Steps Did Ambedkar Take to Empower Women?

In this episode, we speak to Abhinaya Ramesh about Ambedkar’s approach towards empowering women.

What steps did Ambedkar take to counter patriarchy and the caste-based order? Why should laws specifically consider caste while addressing incidents of violence? What role have upper-caste women played in furthering the women's movement in India?

These are a few of the questions that Abhinaya Ramesh explores on this week's episode of Research Radio. Professor Ramesh is a political scientist, feminist theorist and human rights scholar. She was awarded the British Chevening fellowship and is currently based in Mumbai. Professor Ramesh’s interests include citizen’s rights and their implementation in India, India’s political system and western political thought.

We will discuss her articles “Dalit Women, Vulnerabilities, and Feminist Consciousness” and “Reflections on the 'Chalo Nagpur' Campaign.” 


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