Interjections, Intersections… | Outlook India Journal

What’s anti-caste intersectional feminism? That’s the place the overlapping shadows produce a deeper gray of ache—and a ­information extra beneficiant.

{Photograph} by Sandipan Chatterjee

Interjections, Intersections…


envision the solidarity of Dalit-­Bahujan-Adivasi-Vimukt and gender-fluid individuals from inside these marginalised areas? I couldn’t write this piece on intersectional feminism—flowing ­organically from these Dalit and marginalised ­areas—with out speaking of its very antithesis. It’s the shadow that stalks them: the lengthy, bloody historical past of caste-based sexual violence Dalits have suffered traditionally, and within the wake of the continuing state-sponsored, state-sanctioned violence inflicted on Dalit and marginalised our bodies.

In such troubling occasions, it behoves us to recall the legacy of the struggles for dignity and justice. Anti-caste actions have fought a protracted battle in opposition to the tyrannical Brahminical state and its historic predecessors for hundreds of years, and significant information has emerged by means of this praxis. For instance, 19th-century social reformers just like the Phules, Savitri and Jyotiba, began colleges for the ‘Untouchable’ castes and girls, the 2 structurally oppressed teams in a Hindu society steeped in casteist…



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