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Author Name    Aloysius Irudayam S. J., Jayshree P. Mangubhai & Joel G. Lee (Authors)

Title   Dalit Women Speak Out: Caste, Class and Gender Violence in India

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Publisher   New Delhi, India Zubaan/Atlantic Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd. 2011

ISBN    8189884697 / 9788189884697

Seller ID   109522

The right to equality regardless of gender and caste is a fundamental right in India. However, the Indian government has acknowledged that institutional forces arraigned against the right are powerful and shape people?s mindsets to accept pervasive gender and caste inequality. This is no more apparent then when one visits Dalit women living in their caste-segregated localities. Vulnerably positioned at the bottom of India?s gender, caste and class hierarchies, Dalit women experience the outcome of severly imbalanced social, economic and political power equations in terms of endemic caste-class-gender discrimination and violence. The study presents an analytical overview of the complexities of systemic violence that Dalit women face through an analysis of 500 Dalit Women?s narratives across four states. Excerpts of these narratives are utilized to illustrate the wider trends and patterns of different manifestations of violence against Dalit women. The study calls for the implementation of comprehensive preventive and punishment measures to eradicate caste-class-gender discrimination and violence against Dalit women in both public and private life, in conjunction with measures to fulfill their human rights. Contents Acknowledgements Abbreviations A Note from the Authors Introduction 1. Conceptual Framework 2. Profile of Dalit Women 3. The Social Context 4. Forms and Frquency of Violence: An Overview 5. Verbal Abuse 6. Physical Assault 7. Sexual Violence 8. Kidnapping, Abduction and Forced Incarceration 9. Medical Negligence 10. Female Foeticide and Infanticide, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence 11. Casual Factors for Violence 12. Dalit Women?s Courage and Resilience 13. Effects of Violence on Dalit Women 14. Responses to Violence against Dalit Women 15. Concluding Observations Bibliography Glossary Printed Pages: 465.

Dalit Women Speak Out: Caste, Class and Gender Violence in India Aloysius Irudayam S. J., Jayshree P. Mangubhai & Joel G. Lee (Authors)

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