FEDO: Feminist Dalit Organization

Today’s ‪#‎dalithistory‬ post is a reminder that Dalit resistance to caste is everywhere in South Asia. Our experiences of caste discrimination maybe hidden within the larger histories of our countries but we refuse to be silenced! In that spirit we share the trailblazing work of the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) which was founded in 1994 … Continue reading

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DALITS AT THE WSF MUMBAI

Today’s ‪#‎dalithistory‬ month post focuses on the incredible participation of‪ #‎dalit‬‘s at the  World Social Forum of Mumbai. Some background: originally the World Social Fourm (WSF) had been convened as an alternative to The World Economic Forum in Davos. Hosted for three years in Puerte Allegre, Brazil, the World Social Forum Mumbai was the first … Continue reading

DALIT PANTHERS

Our second ‪#‎dalithistory‬ month post is on the ‪#‎dalitpanthers‬. The Dalit Panthers was a social organization founded by Namdeo Dhasal, Raja Dhale, and Arun Kamble in April 1972 in Mumbai. Formed in the state of Maharashtra in the 1970s, they ideologically aligned themselves to the Black Panther movement in the United States. During the same … Continue reading

JHALKARI BAI

Our first ‪#‎Dalithistory‬ month post is about the legendary Jhalkari Bai. She was a legendary Dalit woman warrior who played a crucial role in the Indian Rebellion of 1857 during the battle of Jhansi in the women’s army of Queen Laxmibai of Jhansi. Born into a poor Dalit family, she started her career as an … Continue reading