Caste, Class and Sexual Violence in India

Dec 5 7PM MIT 4-237 – Caste, Class and Sexual Violence in India

Boston South Asia Center presents Caste, Class and Sexual Violence in India, a Panel discussion on the Rapes of Dalit women in Haryana

  • Rama Srinivasan, Brown University
  • Padma Balasubramanian, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Kritika Chandrasekhar, South Asia Center

When: Wed December 4 2012
Where: MIT Room 4-237
77 Mass Ave Cambridge MA

Rape has been used as a way of punishment/revenge on Dalit women for a long time but the recent incidents of the heinous crime in the state of Haryana (India), with close to 19 rapes reported in the month of September alone, makes it imperative to seek answers and actions. This panel intends to look for answers behind this increased victimization of women, especially Dalit women, in Haryana and will endeavor to formulate some practical responses.

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