Dalit Women in India: Unique Social Existence

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Journal Title: Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research & Review
Author(s): Aakanksha Pathak
Published On: 09/01/2023
Volume: 3
Issue: 6
First Page: 221
Last Page: 230
ISSN: 2582-8088
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Aakanksha Pathak, Dalit Women in India: Unique Social Existence, Volume 3 Issue 6, Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research & Review, 221-230, Published on 09/01/2023, Available at https://ajmrr.thelawbrigade.com/article/dalit-women-in-india-unique-social-existence/

Abstract

There is a requirement to attain a standpoint wherein significant issues of Dalit women are addressed such as their lack of voice, which are often neglected by the Dalit movement spearheaded by the males and the mainstream Indian feminist movement initiated by the upper caste women.

The Dalit women are faced with triple intersection oppression based on caste, gender, and class giving them an “outsider within” status. Thus, these women can showcase diverse perspectives due to their standing in society which will help the readers understand the condition of Dalit women in society and the atrocities they battle on a daily basis. The initiation of the Dalit Feminism standpoint marks a social change and encourages empowerment and activism.

Keywords: Intersectionality, oppression, caste, Dalit feminism, patriarchy

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