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Author, Coming out as Dalit. MA Arts & Culture Grad @ColumbiaJourn, Founder https://t.co/n3CyZvVU9t. Amazon link: https://t.co/goSCmYpYJt

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Is it a crime to pray for fellow citizens or fellow human beings? https://t.co/mUtV6x7VWV
Retweeted by Yashica DuttToday, #SandeepPandey was placed under house arrest shortly before his protest on #Kashmir was scheduled to begin.… https://t.co/EPUu31FibH
Retweeted by Yashica DuttThis PhD/Masters app season if any dalit, bahujan or adivasi person would like to apply to any schools abroad (esp.… https://t.co/wJrfOUIlk7
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8/16
2019
'India’s treatment of Kashmiris is the clearest glimpse yet of the path that Modi, a Hindu nationalist leader, want… https://t.co/A0sJ8DA5q9
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8/15
2019
"Those who wanted to toe the govt line of there being complete peace and no violence suddenly have egg on their fac… https://t.co/N0NY1SiQvO
Retweeted by Yashica Dutt(1/n) Srinagar on 9th August, was a city silenced and desolated by curfew, and bristling with Indian military and p… https://t.co/VVWFFyzwrw
Retweeted by Yashica DuttSouth Kashmir Ground Report | 'Not A Single Day Since August 5 When No Youths Were Picked Up' | Muhammad Rafi repor… https://t.co/EgnxZKFkEg
Retweeted by Yashica DuttYet the six accused in Pehlu Khan lynching case that was caught on camera, in Alwar are let go. https://t.co/4r7uFczxDJ
8/14
2019
Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear https://t.co/3j42xzjMz1
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8/11
2019
I answered @bhumikapopli’s excellent questions about countering the ‘one-dimensional’ Dalit narrative, the pressure… https://t.co/DI9MItwjsj @SamiraNadkarni That’s exactly why I wrote this book. For us to understand these ideas, esp Reservation, which up… https://t.co/2yaELRxFYKWhen I came out as Dalit in 2016, I’d find it hard to imagine a scenario where globally published Dalit writer revi… https://t.co/aZaq6Cp0VK“Her story of coming to New York captivated me because I had a similar epiphany here. I arrived in the early 1990s,… https://t.co/ZWSjCfMT5s.@thecaravanindia interviews @ColumbiaJournMA alum @YashicaDutt (MA Arts and Culture '15) about her recently publis… https://t.co/tXBTbaotbH
Retweeted by Yashica DuttThank you @SolomonAlisa! A big reason that I was able to write #ComingOutasDalit was your generous advice and deta… https://t.co/4PFkgxOCfdKashmiri Pandits, Dogras and Sikhs Sign Petition Condemning Abrogation of Article 370 https://t.co/ACLQfvNRZI via @thewire_in
Retweeted by Yashica DuttThis. Makes everything worth it! https://t.co/pnDJ74t6Xa
8/10
2019
The same upper caste leaders who would pose with Kaffiyehs and talk about Palestinian liberation chastised Kashmiri… https://t.co/N7ZLPRav1B
Retweeted by Yashica DuttI #StandwithKashmir. Over the years the progressive upper caste networks in the US diaspora have refused to engage… https://t.co/bAb2bWU1lv
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8/7
2019
Toni Morrison: "Writers can disturb the social oppression that functions like a coma on the population, a coma de… https://t.co/2hFSwgggvR
Retweeted by Yashica DuttMessage from Muzamil Jaleel of @IndianExpress . https://t.co/lMQnaf2svl
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8/6
2019
It is a blunder what #brahminicalIndia is doing with #Kashmir by removing #Article370. As an #Ambedkarite we should… https://t.co/BpcET98pCx
Retweeted by Yashica DuttA lot of you don’t understand what the scrapping of Article 370 means. Here’s a thread:
Retweeted by Yashica DuttWhich state will next feel the sharp edge of Amit Shah’s knife? The populace of which town, district, taluka, mount… https://t.co/UHPbD5Zfx7
Retweeted by Yashica DuttNot that any proof of what's to come is needed, but as Kashmiris have said countless times before: it's just the la… https://t.co/dQMr0dyRdu80 years ago, Hitler devised a Nazi plan for the genocide of Jews and called it the 'Final Solution' #KashmirBleeds https://t.co/dq5WyOEyYN
Retweeted by Yashica DuttAnd so, my country dies, like a glutton unable to resist this feast, this table piled high with hate, disgusting an… https://t.co/Vhkd67ISpa
Retweeted by Yashica DuttWhat did J&K get for acceding to India? Another partition along communal lines? Our special status isn’t a gift bes… https://t.co/WjEaGG0glE
Retweeted by Yashica DuttI come from a state called Manipur. In 1949, the king of Manipur was forced to sign the Instrument of Accession(awa… https://t.co/e3yjWMJNpD
Retweeted by Yashica DuttBe very worried my country https://t.co/sgB3rX2tKf
Retweeted by Yashica DuttAlert: #MehboobaMufti taken into preventive detention, shifted to the guest house after #Article370 scrapped; forme… https://t.co/56RTrzlhJm
Retweeted by Yashica DuttWelcome to Kashmiris becoming "ordinary" Indians like you and me, whose representatives can say what they like with… https://t.co/2i4dCh5TUR
Retweeted by Yashica DuttFriends and family in #Kashmir were sending messages over the last few days asking if India has some sort of a fina… https://t.co/PK04dpgpLf
Retweeted by Yashica DuttAs Dalits, people who stand up against 'upper' caste oppression, it's crucial for us to stand with Kashmiris and op… https://t.co/F9ph0KDSO6Meanwhile, the fundamentalists are busy celebrating the 'Kashmir Solution', a play straight out of the Nazi playboo… https://t.co/HXAbiQZQp7The world is talking about Kashmir today except Kashmiris who still have no clue about the injustice that has been… https://t.co/kUBtjCacGX
Retweeted by Yashica DuttWhat’s happening in Kashmir, the only majority Muslim state in India is deeply disturbing. The govt has decided to… https://t.co/NPvnpTrntYIt may be worth mentioning here, that this demotion – from state to Union Territory – is being effected in India’s… https://t.co/mk6lPAd1Jp
Retweeted by Yashica DuttArticle 370 is the new Balakot.
Retweeted by Yashica DuttThe number of people writing "let's buy land in Kashmir" in response to what's happening is a clear indication of w… https://t.co/ogmvSRywK7
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8/5
2019
Thanks Sujata. I wrote that a while back. I'm glad it resonated with you. https://t.co/12284pc4gk
8/1
2019
"It tears into and complicates mainstream media reports that reduce Dalit achievements to having ‘benefited’ from p… https://t.co/gMgKicVTu2I relied extensively on EPW for researching the book. They had invaluable studies, data, and material on Dalit ineq… https://t.co/Cjr8cVR3vq"(Merit)... It is that holy insignia which self-evidently ensures mental and moral upper hand to its bearer against… https://t.co/cUB4voKEON
7/22
2019
@Farahq_7 Sure, I'm on dutt.yashica@gmail.com
7/9
2019
That's IS the reason behind the caste violence against 'lower' castes -- 'Upper' caste people believe it's their… https://t.co/5c5Qy3dzuJ
7/8
2019
The readers have always been here. It just took Dalits like Rohith and Payal and countless others to put their live… https://t.co/8pGcCPYpzBThank you for your articulate reading of my book and for seeing it with such clarity @rumlolarum"But it is the Savarna structures that end up benefiting from having Dalit women doubt themselves and believe that… https://t.co/dnxZTYblhiMy weekend read #ComingOutAsDalit. Been on my reading list since it came out. @YashicaDutt @ACDAnews @Kanshi_TV1 https://t.co/qvtpd1jnzf
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7/7
2019
What kind of hate compels a grown man to not only deny water to a child in scorching heat but then also torture him… https://t.co/GA26v83wMT
6/20
2019
In #ComigOutAsDalit, @YashicaDutt writes about the journey of coming to terms with her identity, & takes us through… https://t.co/A0Wf7IVKGX
Retweeted by Yashica DuttThank you Hari! https://t.co/TyBgyDby5U
6/12
2019
@ezraklein Procrastinate. Take some time to forget about it - an hour, an evening, a day. But not more. Then come b… https://t.co/eyJIQTiNFc
6/4
2019
It's almost always the same people who also get mad when people call out Brahamanism -- the inherent superiority of… https://t.co/wiIAgc7wpaThanks so much, @Vidula_Vil for posting this on your Instagram and reminding me how this article is still sadly relevant to our times.9. Ask why are you so angry If you find yourself flying into fits of rage in the face of a rational opinion, maybe… https://t.co/Hd5yE6rLcl8. Understand you're not being 'demonized' Blaming your birth is not what this is about. It's about reminding you h… https://t.co/qWevM2Aap57. Realize you are not being "kind" Don't expect the Dalit discourse or community to be grateful just because you a… https://t.co/0gKQqGLs3O6. Accept you are not casteless Your caste exists, as does ours. Not acknowledging it is not making that go away. 6/95. Don't be the tone police Our Dalit pride does not exist to offend you, but as a reminder to ourselves to feel it… https://t.co/0xuzWzFSFZ4. Don't make it about you No one is calling you out personally. If you don't associate with a casteist mindset, h… https://t.co/JL9tNTmY2L3. Understand your privilege The advantage your ancestors received in open and unchecked access to education and w… https://t.co/4cWKcpHMOK2. Learn the history Try to educate yourself about the exact nature of the caste-based oppressions that are being… https://t.co/lomspt0q4D1. Be aware of your confirmation bias If you've never experienced caste-based discrimination first hand, you'll si… https://t.co/5gj7maSbUqI wrote this after #RohithVemula's death. It's not entirely surprising that it remains as relevant today after Dr… https://t.co/WKAg4S03BaFinding it hard to process how 'a few casteist remarks' can force someone to end their life? Read this. Most of u… https://t.co/YumkKIOyt2
5/31
2019
It’s not surprising since for most UC doctors the Hippocratic oath is not above caste. In fact, given institutional… https://t.co/Fj3UsLqah0Read 👆🏽to find out how exactly the casteist remarks by classmates, jibes by teachers, ragging by seniors force some… https://t.co/2fGdHnE3z2When Dalit students are harassed & their mental health suffers + affects their grades it's not b'coz of an 'inferio… https://t.co/NYypXRoCToThank you for the kind words. For a lot of us, the personal is political. PS. you might not recall but you were a… https://t.co/f4xYurdAGr
5/29
2019
Don't despair. We have work to do. Here are some of the things we can do. 1. The less politically aware people are… https://t.co/59Oj4IBTmu
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5/23
2019
Thanks for creating the space for an insightful exchange. Qs about mental health & trauma of passing are important… https://t.co/uekcR03NNs @gidla_sujatha I also grew up poor and in a small town :) But went to a convent school + parents insisted on the im… https://t.co/l8LscqZKsHJUST speaking English doesn't make anyone smarter, brighter, more experienced than someone who doesn't. But the f… https://t.co/hCNaNZciUxThe desire to speak good English & the instantly elevated 'status' that comes w/ it in India is a colonial keepsake… https://t.co/uMkAND9Had
5/17
2019
👆🏽 An excellent story of caste works in action to keep Dalits and Adivasis poor, starving, dirty and uneducated. An… https://t.co/g0J2MEpYAW'Upper' castes grab the only handpump around Advasi women travel 5k for drinking water Families can't wash/bathe.… https://t.co/p4duPfR6sD
5/8
2019
Good places to start: His 1917 Columbia paper on caste, Annihilation of Caste (the original version which is SO MUC… https://t.co/bCzYulpny1I came out earlier but reading Ambedkar finally helped me realize that the caste system is fake bs created to keep… https://t.co/GO25gLjBsfIf you're Dalit & have never read Ambedkar don't do it simply coz he was a 'Dalit leader' (he was an Indian statesm… https://t.co/X6Raltt3zfAs Dalits, it's not always easy to access Ambedkar. Esp when it risks revealing the identity we've carefully hidden… https://t.co/9svW1UXpBcThis #AmbedkarJayanti I urge everyone to read Ambedkar. Especially if you are Dalit & still searching for your iden… https://t.co/8YIolN7wXX
4/14
2019
This is a trailer for our 4 hour documentary Reason, but it is also a reason to vote ! https://t.co/fappJfMKqh
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4/11
2019
"Dutt’s ability to overcome life’s odds,& her courage in telling her story as is, is inspirational. I hope it will… https://t.co/qHF6Rx6RP5
4/4
2019
That I can’t even begin to understand***Agreed! There are Dalit experiences and trauma that I can even begin to understand. Which is why, all perspecti… https://t.co/2X4grd0vGQPain doesn’t read as pain when it’s been accepted as normal forever We come with facts, data, numbers so they beli… https://t.co/PCVgiUVMEu
3/29
2019
"By not looking ‘Dalit’ as the mainstream view demands, I openly affront ideas of vanity and how it’s only reserved… https://t.co/VoL380bfs7
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3/25
2019
The Dalit man beaten for growing a mustache wanted to ignore his caste So do countless Dalit women assaulted, beat… https://t.co/0Q0yp311rnWhether it's Dalit writers, directors, pop-stars, activists, I have so much hope for young Dalit kids growing up w/… https://t.co/86mWUL7eCCSince I came out as Dalit, I've been constantly told I don't look Dalit What does a Dalit look like? Can almost 25… https://t.co/rhv8yJdeJ3But caste doesn’t exist anymore... What’s telling is that this is not even an isolated incident. From universities… https://t.co/NCLj8qEdej
3/24
2019
"Dalit writings are brushed off as ‘mere experiential’ in academic circles. This book is an answer to those dominan… https://t.co/M59wApwvsE"Yashica Dutt has been painstakingly triumphant in weaving a balanced narrative of her experience as a Dalit woman… https://t.co/GIRqd30TYj @MeeraEstrada Yes, let's do that!"Dear Ms. Yashica Dutt, Your note has made me feel less afraid… I would say it has made me feel confident! Thank Yo… https://t.co/D0KP10IJGjIt takes a lot of courage to share a traumatic part of your history. More power to your pen, Meera! https://t.co/AcFt5lhGCu @jadumanilion Thanks for the invite, Jadumani. I would have loved to visit but I'm not in India right now.
3/21
2019
'It is basic condition of life to be required to violate your own identity' - Philip K Dick Received this book tod… https://t.co/yqwquN41Pq
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3/16
2019

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