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Jisha Surya

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Poda Vedi: Women give it back

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Jisha Surya Kerala’s dalit feminists move beyond victimhood to transform #MeToo to #HeToo 1996: Kerala’s conscience was stirred when a girl hailing from Suryanelli alleged that she was raped by 37 men. Though many of the culprits are brought to justice, the gi... More »

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Black is beautiful

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Jisha Surya Unlike any other dalit organization in India, DHRM poses the caste question in existential and aesthetic terms The narrow lane that leads to Buddha Griha, the state headquarters of Dalit Human Rights Movement (DHRM) at 16th Mile near Thonnakkal in ... More »

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The girl in blue bra

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Jisha Surya J Devika’s new book, ostensibly about feminism’s past, actually interrogates its present     When academic and historian J Devika came up with ‘Kulasthreeyum Chanthappennum Undayathengane?’ in 2010, there were no major books available on the histor... More »

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Women’s world

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Jisha Surya A struggling magazine challenges gender stereotypes in more ways than one Sanghaditha, a monthly magazine in Malayalam, is unique in taking a path less travelled. The women-only Sanghaditha team does all work related to the magazine, ranging from l... More »

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Curlicues And Arabesques

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Jisha Surya A designers and artists’ collective gets creative with the Malayalam alphabet The Malayalam alphabet, with its twists and turns, might look weird to a non-Malayali. But these twists and turns make them a designers’ favourite…. TOI Blog Source link... More »