Caste, Gender and Sexuality

1. In 1855, one young Dalit girl Mukta Salve criticised Brahmanical hegemony and the hierarchal oppressive social structure. She questioned and critically examined caste, class, gender and religion, and that empirical data remains very relevant today. Here is a profile story of Mukta Salve.
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