Mutinous Mindstate

Political images of the American Desi Diaspora. From political posters, to album covers, to t-shirts, to graffiti to stencils to concert posters, to conference posters - I will try to tumble images all things politically Desi. Contributions welcome!

darklovelyandsouthasian:

DALITS ACROSS THE SEAS
The Black Indians
Growing up Dalit in the US, finding your roots, fighting for your identity
by THENMOZHI SOUNDARARAJAN



Despite having two parents who are doctors, I returned to my caste’s profession of singing and telling stories and found dignity in this. When I assumed my performance name, Dalit Diva, it was a declaration of the joy of being part of such an incredible line of creators, survivors and leaders. And there have been repercussions. I have been served by Indian friends in ‘different utensils’, curses and even death threats have been hurled at me. But I have never regretted coming out. I sing the Dalit history of resilience, resistance, revolution.

Please read Thenmozhi Soundararajan’s full article on Outlook India. I would also encourage you to share a comment in support of her fierce truth-telling of her lived experience.

darklovelyandsouthasian:

DALITS ACROSS THE SEAS
The Black Indians
Growing up Dalit in the US, finding your roots, fighting for your identity

Despite having two parents who are doctors, I returned to my caste’s profession of singing and telling stories and found dignity in this. When I assumed my performance name, Dalit Diva, it was a declaration of the joy of being part of such an incredible line of creators, survivors and leaders. And there have been repercussions. I have been served by Indian friends in ‘different utensils’, curses and even death threats have been hurled at me. But I have never regretted coming out. I sing the Dalit history of resilience, resistance, revolution.


Please read Thenmozhi Soundararajan’s full article on Outlook India. I would also encourage you to share a comment in support of her fierce truth-telling of her lived experience.

(via fuckyeahsouthasia)