A Cry for Dignity: Religion, Violence and the Struggle of Dalit Women in India

1st Edition

Mary Grey

Routledge
Published September 21, 2010
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781845536060 - CAT# Y173253
Series: Religion and Violence

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Summary

There are over two-hundred million Dalits– people designated as "untouchable" – across South Asia. Dalit women are subject to greater oppression than men: many are denied access to education, meaningful employment and healthcare and are subjected to temple prostitution and rape. A Cry for Dignity explores the lives of Dalit women and the violence they face and examines whether their spirituality – manifest in songs, stories and myth – is a source of strength or oppression. The lives of Dalit women on the subcontinent are set within the broader context of Dalits in the diaspora. A Cry for Dignity presents the plight of Dalit women from the unique perspective of their own movements for solidarity and justice.

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