Missed Education Book Club: The Trauma of Caste By Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Missed Education Book Club

Our Missed Education book club is all about sifting through the fragments of history deemed worthy to be taught in required history classes & rediscovering a history that was missed (intentionally) & skewed, but was always there, the history of the systemically marginalized.
We read one book each month and meet monthly at Palabras to discuss it.

This month's book club is part of two-part book club series on the American Caste system and that of other countries like India, and how they relate and interconnect.

Last month we read, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson. Now we are reading, 

The Trauma of Caste: Dalit Feminist Mediation of Survivorship, Healing and Abolition By Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Dalit American activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan puts forth a call to awaken and act, not just for readers in South Asia, but all around the world. She ties Dalit oppression to fights for liberation among Black, Indigenous, Latinx, femme, and Queer communities, examining caste from a feminist, abolitionist, and Dalit Buddhist perspective—and laying bare the grief, trauma, rage, and stolen futures enacted by Brahminical social structures on the caste-oppressed.

Soundararajan’s work includes embodiment exercises, reflections, and meditations to help readers explore their own relationship to caste and marginalization—and to step into their power as healing activists and changemakers. She offers skills for cultivating wellness within dynamics of false separation, sharing how both oppressor and oppressed can heal the wounds of caste and transform collective suffering.

Incisive and urgent, The Trauma of Caste is an activating beacon of healing and liberation, written by one of the world’s most needed voices in the fight to end caste apartheid.

We will meet Saturday December 10th to discuss, The Trauma of Caste. Email info@palabrasbookstore.com to sign up

Event date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event address: 
906 W Roosevelt st.
Unit 2
Phoenix, AZ 85007
The Trauma of Caste: A Dalit Feminist Meditation on Survivorship, Healing, and Abolition By Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Tarana Burke (Foreword by), Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Epilogue by), Cornel West (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Tarana Burke (Foreword by), Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Epilogue by), Cornel West (Afterword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781623177652
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Published: North Atlantic Books - November 15th, 2022