This mix of books try to sensitively question the gaze and at the same time offer a much-needed insight into the multilayered impact of caste on mental health and wellbeing.
There is a steady, albeit small, stream of research accumulating information on the experiences of members of indigenous or Adivasi communities without forcefully categorizing and reducing these experiences. Here is a list of authors writing such research.
Inspired by Black History Month, April, the birth month of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, is celebrated as Dalit History Month to commemorate Dalit resistance and accomplishments and is a continued call for social justice. Here are a few documentary recommendations to understand the deep-rootedness of the caste system in India. #1 India Untouched – Stories of […]
This Dalit History Month and National Poetry Writing Month, when we are surrounded by stories of Dalit struggles and accomplishments and poetry, here are some verses that take an anti-caste stance! These verses are an expression of the historical marginalization of Dalits and are a call for equality. Of course, as Chandramohan tells us, it is not enough to read Dalit poetry but also to understand the politics that inform it.
We have compiled a list of some of the insurers who have introduced or changed their health insurance policies to cover costs incurred because of mental illness in an effort to disseminate information about the same and increase public access to mental health services.
A 2011 World Health Organisation-sponsored study found that 36% of Indians suffered from a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) within their lifetime. That means India has the most number of people in the world who suffer from some form of depression at some point in their lives. Despite the worrisome statistics, social pressure to be “normal” […]
Literature on mental health, especially intersectional mental health therefore becomes all the more crucial. As we witness a third Covid-19 wave in India, we bring to you a diverse selection of books on mental health released last year. Although not an exhaustive list, we hope these books catering to diverse mental health themes provide some respite in these difficult times.
As schools move towards more inclusive models of education, we speak to Nafisa Baboo about her journey as a disability-inclusive educator, and how learning ecosystems can be transformed into holistic spaces for every child, regardless of their ability or disability.
In this interview, Belongg speaks to Bhargavi Davar, the director of Bapu Trust, about the practical implications of inclusive education and the value systems that underline it.
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