Dalit Women- The Unheard Voice


The article presents an analytical overview of the complexities of system violence that Dalit women face in India today through qualitative and quantitative data analysis of 50 Dalit women’s narrative of violence across 4 States Andhra Pradesh Bihar Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh in this article illustrated the wider traits and patterns of different forms and manifestations of violence against the Little Women within both the general community and the family from state and non-state across of different gender caste and social economics grouping occurring between 1999 and 2004 examination of the divergent world views of the victim-survivor and perpetrators ravel the casual factors of conflict and violence, as well as the various rights being denied to delete women in the course of violence analysis of the lip women vulnerability of to violence their assertations courage and resilience to survive violence and struggle for justice, are considered.

 violence against women in India in the journal is structured by the relationship of power embedded in systematic caste class and gender discrimination. Dalit women is there of the class caste and gender hierarchies resulting in social exclusion decide dominant discourages of Dalit women sexual availability their criminal nature and their inherent inequality with other women and when serve to legitimize and exacerbate  violence against them Dalit women in India Today number  85.017  million or approx 48 8% of total Dalit  population  together with their mail counterpart constituent  a sizable social group that continues to suffer decent and work-based discrimination untouchability practices  and violence arising out of the caste system historically the lips have been excluded from social economic cultural Civil and political rights untouchability practices based on nation of Delhi supposed impurity operate as a tool for the social exclusion and Exploration of this community and their social and religiously legitimized  mechanism for denying this community their fundamental rights hence Dalit women are more likely Two-phase collective and public thread for x of social violence then-dominant caste woman who tends to be subjected to violence more within family due to strict controls over their sexuality and freedom of movement.

 Dalit women appear to young illiterate daily wage agricultural labor surviving on less than rupees 3000 a year married in her teenage years she lives with her husband and in-laws in a kutcha hut that they own.  illiteracy a condition suffered by 68.6%  of the women,  not only renders women at a disadvantage in terms of employment and economics and political employment in the context of overt violence, but it also facilitated the culture of impunity enjoyed by perpetrators combined with a lack of legal knowledge in literacy leaves The Little Women at the mercy of offer indifferent or hostile police, or panchayat leaders, enabling perpetrators to escape legal repercussions for their crimes.

 daily wage agriculture labor and casual labor are the sources of livelihood for the render.  The Little Women are physically accessible in open public spaces with the dominant caste Mel supervision considering both the locals of violence for example ( agricultural fields footpaths).  and the social status of perpetrators for example( landlords,  labor contractors)  the women’s contributed to their vulnerability as the target of violence.

 the implication of early marriage of Dalit women lies in profound physical psychological and social effects on women marrying and beginning cycles of childbirth immediately after they attain puberty,  violence in the general community is one of the factors that encourage parents to marry their daughters early.  early marriage is seen as insurance against the possibility of rape and the profound social stigma attached to it.  this prevalent attitude is summed up is by the mother of a Dalit girl raped at the age of 12 years.

 Economics disenfranchisement –  reflected in the extremely low annual income, landlessness, and prevalence of unskilled daily wage labor among the women-  also Makes Dalit Women vulnerable to violence desperate economic straits compel Dalit women to borrow money from money lenders and take up agriculture and domestic work for dominant caste landowners and householders. these moneylenders, landowners, and householders then frequently exploit the Dalit women position of economic dependence to extract unpaid labor sex, and resistance is answered with violence.


Dalit, also known as the untouchables in India, where caste, class, gender matter more than humanity. At least 10 Dalit women are raped per day, and their vulnerability to rape has increased by 44% in the last 10 years. Also, Indian mainstream media often ignore stories about women belonging to marginalized communities. Caste-based violence is quite common but it does not receive coverage in upper-caste the dominated newsrooms it is common for Dalit villages to be burnt down for the Cops to refuse a post mortem for women who has been raped For the local administration and upper caste people to suppress cases filled by Dalit people.

As a consequence of gender caste and class inequalities, Dalit women and girls are subjected to multiple forms of subjugation,  exploitation, and oppression. sexual violence, including rape and gang rape, has been perpetrated against them by men from the dominant caste as a mechanism that reinforces India’s deeply entrenched structural hierarchies. The issue of making a woman deals with the conditioning and socialization of women in society and their representation is done in the world of literature media popular culture or anywhere else. where one focuses on the society of Dalit among Dalits. Dalit Women fight oppression in Solidarity with other marginalized groups.


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