Understanding sexual violence as a form of caste violence

Prachi Patil
2016 Journal of Social Inclusion  
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,
more » ... nwari Devi, Khairlanji, Lalasa Devi and Delta Meghwal
doi:10.36251/josi.103 fatcat:uvubntde25fjvc3xkezfutq3fu