PATHETIC PLIGHT OF THE VOICELESS DALIT WOMEN: A STUDY OF BAMA’S SANGATI: EVENTS

Author Name : D. Sudhakara Rao
Volume : II, Issue :XI,July - 2017
Published on : 2017-07-24 , By : IRJI Publication

Abstract :

Dalit women face discrimination on the grounds of their caste and gender, their oppression both at home and outside. The dual pressures of caste and gender place Dalit women in a specifically far more exploited matrix than their male counterparts. While sexual harassment, threat or rape by upper castes is a well recognized form of oppression faced by Dalit women, what is less recognized is that the Dalit men subject their women folk to equally violent, sexually demeaning conduct. Dalit women have been the object of violence in greater degree from their own men folk, and also from higher caste men. In our society everything auspicious are named after woman. But in reality she is subjugated and ill-treated in many ways. One gets a picture of Dalit women’s predicament from the works of Dalit women writers like Bama and Sivakami. Their writings highlight the role of caste, gender and social class, purity and pollution, gender discrimination, caste discrimination and bias; issues related to