Triple Marginalization and Struggle for Autonomy: A Study on Dalit Women in Bangladesh
Keywords:Dalit, Women, Marginalization, Caste, Agency
Dalit people have been marginalized in different spheres of life since the dawn of modern civilization. The situation of Dalit women is even more complex. This paper aims at understanding the marginalization of Dalit women at a local context in Bangladesh based on empirical evidences. Data for the study were collected using mixed-method approach. The findings of the study reveal that Dalit women have to confront different forms of discrimination both in their own community as well as wider society. They face various types of patriarchal customs, such as dowry, domestic violence, dehumanization, and child marriage within their society. In addition, they frequently face inequalities in job and not treated with dignity in the wider society. The findings of the study reveal that these realities are constantly changing and Dalit women are continuously working for the betterment of their community as the soulful agents.
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