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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.
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.

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