“De-Casteing” India: How Dalit Women’s Rights Civil Society Organizations Tackle Caste Based Socio-Political & Religio-Cultural Challenges

Godwin Festival Boateng, Erika Matadamas, Reesha Sharma & Caroline Winkler

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Untouchability practices and caste based discrimination and injustices are under yet another siege after Ambedkar. In the past 50 years, India has seen tremendous mobilization by the lower caste members, specifically, vibrant women’s movements challenging the Indian caste society with the view of securing social change and abating caste based discrimination, violence and mistreatments. However, just like the era of Ambedkar, the anti-caste movements of today have the socio-political and religio-cultural factors that keep caste based injustices in place to contend with. At issue in this study is how Dalit women’s rights civil society organizations tackle caste based challenges in India.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2014
VejledereLaura Horn


  • Caste, Social Movements, Indian Feminism