(Co-hosted by South Asia and Indian Ocean Studies Seminar, Kyoto University)


【Date and Time】October 18 (Thursday), 2018    16:00-17:30
【Venue】Lecture Room 1 (AA401), 4th Floor, Research Building No.2, Yoshida Main Campus, Kyoto University
(Building No.34 on the map)


【Speaker】Dr. Anju Gurawa (Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Delhi)
【Title】Social, Economic and Security Issues of a Single Dalit Woman in India: From My Own Experiences


Being a woman from Dalit community, I have gone through a lot of rough phases in my life. It is nothing easy for a woman, especially being from a Dalit community and also from a backward area of Rajasthan. My schooling was in village with Hindi medium and it was a big challenge to continue my studies. Studying, passing grades promoted me to the next stage but still I had no knowledge of what was going on in my life. Finally a lot many happened as the family was poor, no access to many resources and information, but the final blow came when I was pursuing MA in English, M Phil and then B Ed but had nowhere to go.
Cooking for my family and then the big turn came.
Now as a mother of 4-year-old baby,
as a professor at the University,
as a hostel resident tutor in DU Hostel,
and a lot more.
This is not only the reality of mine but of a lot many more women.
I would see the reality through society, family, economy, and social security.
Let me share my experiences with you.


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