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Daya Aruna, Member of Women’s Manifesto presenting paper at New York

Daya Aruna is daughter of a farmer in rural area of Telangana, Andra Pradesh she belongs to a family of a daily wagers, she also went with her mother to work . She is also very interested to study, she went to school, after completing her matriculation she drop her studies for five years and worked as a unskilled labour and became a source of earning to the family.

But her financial condition don’t let down her spirit for education, she continued her studies from distance mode and worked there as a typist. During her MPhill she faces class discrimination from upper class fellows and faculty too.  Her interest develop in Dalit witting and literature and starts working for Dalit people too. She actively participated in Ambedkarite movement, anti-caste movement and Rohit Vimula movement.

Aruna is a research scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia, her research focuses on Dalit women identity and caste and gender issues.

Recently she presented the paper at New York on the topic ‘Dalit Women have often spoken out: Intimacy and Biopolitics of Caste and Sub-caste Narratives’. Her paper is based on a stories in which the inter-caste marriages, narratives or portrayed through the Dalit. It counters the caste, caste patriarchy and sub caste differences navigating through inter-caste marriages.