Caste, gender, power, and impunity: an interview with V. Geetha

Dalwai, Sameena, Mahanta, Upasana and Shakil, Albeena (2019) Caste, gender, power, and impunity: an interview with V. Geetha. Jindal Global Law Review, 10 (2). pp. 321-330. ISSN 0975-2498

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V. Geetha is a feminist activist, scholar and publisher based out of Chennai. In this interview she explores the intertwined concepts of caste, gender and power, their significance in determining the socio-political capital of persons and groups, how they decide access to education and employment (hence, class), and the ability to interact with the state, assume power or be delignated from it. She elicits several examples of violence, massacres, sexual assaults against Dalits in which caste positionality allowed serious crimes to go unpunished, even unrecognized. Drawing upon the rich tradition of Dalit scholarship and Dalit feminism, V. Geetha elaborates on the culture of civic and state sexual impunity in South Asia.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: V. Geetha | Dalit feminism | State sexual impunity
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Gender Studies
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 10:43
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 10:43
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