The caste system has oppressed millions for centuries but a common element among all castes is the oppression of women. Cynthia uses the term Brahmanical Patriarchy to describe the elite position held by upper caste men and its negative impact on society. Inspired by Ambedkar Cynthia highlights how political democracy doesn’t translate to social democracy in India. A charismatic speaker, Cynthia’s journey and views are a must listen for any Indian.
Cynthia works in policy advocacy for the rights of women and children from vulnerable sections of Indian society. Cynthia works with a Gender perspective. She was a State Programme Director, Mahila Samakhya Karnataka, a government project for the empowerment of women 2012-2014, with a budget of INR 300 million and 400 staff. She was invited on the Committee set up by the Government of Karnataka to amend the Panchayat Raj Act in 2014-2015, which passed into Law in late 2015.
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Books and Readings Recommended by Cynthia : Debrahmanising History: Dominance and Resistance in Indian Society by Braj Ranjan Mani, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Liberation Theology and Paulo Freire
1.Journey of Cynthia’s life
2.Dalit consciousness of Cynthia
3.Struggles of having a Dalit past
4.Being a Dalit in a Christian community
5.A Poem by Cynthia
6.Unpacking Brahminical Patriarchy
7.Daily struggles of the Dalit Community
8.What is Cynthia’s political imagination?
1. सिंथिया के जीवन की यात्रा
2. सिंथिया की दलित चेतना
3. दलित अतीत होने के संघर्ष
4. ईसाई समुदाय में दलित होना
5. सिंथिया की एक कविता
6. ब्राह्मणवादी पितृसत्ता को खोलना
7. दलित समुदाय का दैनिक संघर्ष
8. सिंथिया की राजनीतिक कल्पना क्या है?