WINTER ISSUE

Tag: Discrimination

Caste in Bengal: Dalit Lives in Bengali Dalit Literature

Mehnaz Noor                                                                                   “Democracy hasn’t eradicated caste but rather entrenched and modernised it” The Doctor and the Saint, Arundhati Roy. Dalit writing often stays unacknowledged within Bengal’s mainstream literary output, unlike in Marathi, Tamil or even Kannada where the literary discourse is heavily informed by Dalit writings. This owes...

Ableism: The Discrimination Hidden in Plain Sight

Ankita Rose Subba As I sat at the dentist’s clinic, heads down, scrolling mindlessly through the social media feed while waiting and skimming the countless images that the algorithm stirred up on my screen.  A particular picture caught my eye- a pair of old, worn out shoes that had...

When they fed momo-chowmein to my ears

Delhi. A place where words & air weigh equally heavy. I’ve been staying in this place for more than three years now – the longer I stay, the more alienated I feel.  One fine day as I was walking back home from college, a guy riding a bike screamed...