How a 19th century Ezhava woman's rebellion helped abolish 'breast tax' in Kerala.

Nangelis tale This graphic tells the story of Kerala woman who cut off her breasts in protest
Features Casteism Monday, September 18, 2017 - 13:19

 

‘A Travancore Tale’ was published by Orijit Sen on University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula’s Shahadat Day.  

Orijit Sen is a graphic artist, cartoonist, muralist and designer. He is author of the graphic novel River of Stories as well as many other works of graphic fiction and non-fiction. He is one of the founders of People Tree, a collaborative studio and store for artists, designers and craftspeople. Sen is also Mario Miranda Chair Visiting Professor at Goa University.

Republished here with permission from Guftugu.  Images © Orijit Sen.

Read a detailed account of Nangeli’s story here: Dress code repression: Kerala's history of breast tax for Avarna women

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