Suppression, Indianisation, and Survival of Dalit Hindu’s cultural identity
Satkirti’s PhD research seeks to understand the role of obscenity, sexuality and morality in the performing arts culture of the Dalit community from Bihar, India. The study further focuses on the taboos of the Hindu caste system and the inhuman practise of untouchability by working on the cultural history of cross-dressing Bidesiya style.
The research raises questions on Victorian morality and its impact on elite caste Hindu’s, which led to the further marginalisation of caste-based society in India. And put forward an argument to demystify the false notion established by elite caste that it was Dalits who brought obscenity and sexuality in Hinduism.