Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Understanding sexual violence as a form of caste violence

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Articles

Understanding sexual violence as a form of caste violence

Author:

Prachi Patil

Jawaharlal Nehru University, IN
X close

Abstract

The paper attempts to understand narratives of sexual violence anchored within the dynamics of social location of caste and gender. Apparent caste-patriarchy and gender hierarchies which are at play in cases of sexual violence against lower-caste and dalit women speak about differential experiences of rape and sexual abuse that women have in India. The paper endeavours to establish that sexual violence is also a form of caste violence by rereading the unfortunate cases of Bhanwari Devi, Khairlanji, Lalasa Devi and Delta Meghwal

How to Cite: Patil, P., 2016. Understanding sexual violence as a form of caste violence. Journal of Social Inclusion, 7(1), pp.59–71. DOI: http://doi.org/10.36251/josi.103
675
Views
1009
Downloads
Published on 28 Jul 2016.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)