ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Women Break Hierarchies, Walk to Freedom

In Bundelkhand, generations of Dalit women have unquestioningly followed the demeaning custom of taking off their footwear before passing by the houses of the upper castes. In 2012, the first bugle against this tradition was sounded by collectives of marginalised women in Barora panchayat in Jhansi. By wearing their footwear and breaking caste hierarchies, they paved the way for women in 41 panchayats in Babina block to end this humiliation.

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