Dalit people and Dalit women especially experience deep prejudice and pressures in Indian society. This paper highlights these challenges in a specific region of India, the village of Keeranur. The authors explore how to eradicate inequality and how Dalits can live with dignity in society as human beings. Both researchers and Dalits themselves as victims also propose alternative conditions to their current lives. We have gathered first-hand information from 67 Dalit women who reside in the village of Keeranur. In India, four states account for 50% of the Dalit population, according to the 2011 census. Tamilnadu and the hamlet of Keeranur are part of those four states. We evaluated survey instruments for validity and reliability using a pilot test. Logistic regression and exploratory factor analysis were used for the data analysis to determine whether or not Dalits continue to experience crises based on their identities. According to the in-depth report, the researchers discovered that Dalit women still experience sexism, inequality, impoverishment, and difficulties stemming from their identity, in their daily lives. One of the important findings from the study is that urban migration of Dalit women can shield them from their vulnerable identities. As part of this study, we also developed a model that illustrates the various ways Dalits' identity and standard of living might be enhanced.
M, Jeeva; Philip, Bijin; and V, Vinesh Raj
"The Predicament of The Vulnerable: Dalit Lives in Keeranur Hamlet, India,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
5, Article 24.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss5/24