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Panel Discussion: Event on Caste and Hindutva in the (other) Diaspora

  • 31 May 2021
  • 16:00 - 17:00
  • Online via YouTube Live Stream & Zoom


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This event has been moved to 31 May, 4 PM (London, UK time).

The GRN Think Tank Programmes on War, Conflict and Global Migration, in partnership with the  Human Rights, Family and Gender Programme present:

A panel event on the discussion of caste and Hindu-right wing politics within the Indian indenture context, with focus to Singapore, Malaysia and Fiji.

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Esha Pillay (badfijigyals Collective, Fiji/USA)
Esha is a fifth-generation Indo-Fijian and graduate from San Francisco State University. Currently, she is searching for her roots in relation to the diaspora, trying to think out loud, and fighting white fragility.
Instagram: @badfijigyals

Jyotsna Siddarth
Jyotsna Siddharth is an actor, anti-caste activist and writer based in Delhi. She is a founder of Project Anti-Caste, Love and Co-founder of Sive. She has conducted workshops with colleges in Delhi University on Questions of Social Identities in Romantic Relationships. She has a Masters in Development and Social Anthropology and a recipient of the Chevening Scholarship (2014).
Instagram: @projectanticastelove, @dalitfeminismarchive

Bava Dharani (Singapore/Malaysia) Bava holds an LLB and LLM in international law from SOAS, UOL. She grew up in Singapore and has lived in London for over five years. She is interested in doing research about indenture and slavery, specifically in Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Preethi Lolaksha Nagaveni
Preethi is undertaking a PhD in Law at Lancaster University, UK where she is researching practices of untouchability, focusing on manual scavenging and caste-based discrimination in higher educational institutions in India. She was a Lecturer at NLSIU, Bangalore, and an Advocate in the Karnataka High Court, Bangalore. She previously interned with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, New Delhi and His Lordship Justice Chelameswar, Supreme Court of India.

Preethi holds a B.A.LL.B (Hons) with a Gold Medal from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and an LL.M in Human Rights from the University of Reading, UK.

Amit Anand
Amit is pursuing a PhD in Law at Lancaster University, U.K. His PhD focuses on honour killings, witch hunting and the Devadasi system as three major forms of violence against women in India that are generally seen as non-conventional crimes. He is enrolled as an Advocate in the Jharkhand State Bar Council, Ranchi, India. He has previously worked at the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes, New Delhi; under His Lordship, Mr Justice J. Chelameswar, Supreme Court of India, and Hon’ble Mr Justice R.R. Prasad, High Court of Jharkhand.

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