Research Radio Ep 16: Dalit Women as Political Agents: Notes from Kerala

In this episode, we speak to Rekha Raj about the Dalit women's role in liberation movements in Kerala.

South Asia has witnessed vibrant movements against patriarchy and the caste system. However, these struggles have historically been fought separately, and at worse, in competing ways. Despite this, Dalit feminists have underscored the need to view caste and patriarchal systems as functioning in tandem.
We will speak to Rekha Raj about Dalit women as political agents with a particular emphasis on Kerala. Dr Raj is a Dalit feminist writer and activist. She is with the School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies at M G University, Kerala. We will discuss her article "Dalit Women as Political Agents."


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