P. Sivakami, a role model for young dalit adivasi and bahujan women, spent two days at the National Dalit and Adivasi Women's Congress interacting with students and fellow activists.
She is an ex IAS officer, writer and politician who founded a political party, the 'Samuga Samatuva Padai', to work 'on the principles of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, as a forum for social equality'.
She is also the founder of Dalit Land Rights Movement in Tamil Nadu.
Sivakami talks to Kuffir in this part of the interview on the issue of land distribution and Dalits, the Dalit Land Rights movement she helped found in Tamil Nadu and Ambedkar's own struggles for land rights for Dalits in Maharashtra and in the Hyderabad state.
As mentioned earlier, this is the first part of a series of interviews conducted with many Dalit, Adivasi and Pasmanda women leaders during the Congress. Round Table India and SAVARI shall regularly publish the rest of the interviews in the weeks ahead.