Breast Cloth Struggles in Kerala: Nanjinad to Talapally

Women in Kerala especially Avarna¬† or dalitbahujan women were forced to uncover their breasts in public by the caste feudal lords for more than a millennium as a symbolic humiliating bodily practice reinstating caste and gender hierarchy.¬† This dehumanizing practice that followed genocidal violence came to currency around the 8th century when Brahmanic Hinduism was […]