Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia presents
Caste and Gender in Dalit Feminist Writing
A conversation with Prof. Vimal Thorat
Thu. May 21 | 7 pm
MIT Building 3, Room 133
77 Mass Ave Cambridge
The last few decades have been witness to an eruption of Dalit women writing to tell their stories from their unique standpoint in the intersection of caste, gender, and class. Prof. Vimal Thorat is a Professor of Hindi at Indira Gandhi National Open University and specializes in modern Indian Literature, Dalit, and women’s literature. She is an activist, human rights defender, and Convener of the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights. Prof. Thorat will present her analysis of the elements of resistance, power, and truth in Dalit women’s writing.