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Vijayashanthi Murthy

Assistant Professor at St. Joseph's College, Bengaluru. Former Assistant Professor at Jain University, Bengaluru. Former Faculty at Baduku Community College, Bengaluru

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intercaste marriages
Why Intercaste Marriages Need To Be Sensitive To Gender And Caste To Be Successful

Modi and A Beer directed by Dhinah Chandra Mohan, is a look at the complex narratives of Patriarchy and Caste, and power structures in intercaste marriages

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Article 15 movie review
Article 15 Joins A Long Line Of ‘Upper Caste Saviour’ Movies. Disappointing?

Article 15 is an essential movie dealing with some hard issues of caste and gender. Here's nuanced review by a Dalit woman writer that questions some of these.

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Article 15 trailer
Article 15 Trailer Promises A Hard-Hitting Film On Caste & Gender Violence In India

The trailer of new movie 'Article 15' based on the real events of gender and caste based violence in Badaun promises to tell the story of Dalit women's experiences in India.

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women of Bhutan
Telling The ‘Her-Stories’ Of Ordinary Women Of Bhutan Through A Feminist Lens

Women have always been photographed through a 'male lens', looking at them as sexualised 'objects' - here are ordinary women of Bhutan, going about their lives, seen through a feminist lens.

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Yashica Dutt Coming out as Dalit
My Response To Yashica’s Call To Come Out As Dalit And To Embrace My Dalitness

Coming Out As Dalit, as the title suggests, is a memoir of a young Dalit woman Yashica Dutt, who documents her experience of being systematically forced to hide her Dalit identity to get somewhere in the world.

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As An Urban Dalit Woman, Here’s How Solo Travel Has Empowered Me

Born in an urban Dalit family, my experiences of traveling alone to places have formed a world view about Dalit women, mobility and empowerment. Here's my story of travelling by myself.

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