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Coming Out as Dalit by Yashica Dutt
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Feb 06, 2024 | ISBN 9780807045282

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Praise

“Dutt reveals the persistent prejudice still surrounding this ancient system of oppression . . . Both a moving personal story and a useful educational examination of persistent discrimination.”
Kirkus Reviews

Coming Out as Dalit exposes the blurred lines between caste and race, for both are fabrications meant to preserve the power of a few and require the ideological purchase of the many. And for women, for whom ‘purity’ is a measure of status and value, the traps of caste are even more sinister, even deadly. Yashica Dutt exposes the absurdity and terror of a purportedly ‘dead’ caste system by telling her truth in and against a world built on lies. A beautiful and courageous book we all must read.”
—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

“A deeply felt, eminently readable, eye-opening book about the continuing presence of caste discrimination in India—and the US. We should all be grateful to Yashica Dutt for coming out with this very necessary book.”
—Suketu Mehta, author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found and This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto

“Yashica Dutt brilliantly distills the history and decodes the hidden dynamics of caste oppression in a way that everyone can understand—and no one can deny. A heartrending, eye-opening, game-changing revelation of one of the most urgent yet unseen social issues of our time.”
—Rachel Sanders, PhD, senior diversity and inclusion specialist

Table Of Contents

Author’s Note to New Edition
Author’s Note


PROLOGUE

CHAPTER 1
The Early Years

CHAPTER 2
The Caste System: How It Began

CHAPTER 3
Education and Financial Strife

CHAPTER 4
Humiliation in Mussoorie

CHAPTER 5
The Reality of Untouchability

CHAPTER 6
The Long Road to St. Stephen’s

CHAPTER 7
The Argument for Reservation

CHAPTER 8
Culture Cache and Onward to Columbia

CHAPTER 9
Dalit Movements and Ambedkar’s Legacy

CHAPTER 10
My Introduction to Ambedkar

CHAPTER 11
Dalit Women’s Movements

CHAPTER 12
The Danger of the Single Narrative

Chapters for Expanded Edition
CHAPTER 13
Silicon Valley, Model Minority, and the Myth of Caste-lessness

CHAPTER 14
The Reckoning of Caste in Tech

Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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