Caste Away Arts at Manchester Met Uni…come join us!

Caste Away Arts are heading up north on 1st April for a seminar on Dalit Cultural production in the UK in the context of political and legal activism. We will be talking about our play The Fifth Cup and our other work.  We will also be taking part in a podium dsicussion about our work. Below is a programme of the day and who to get in touch with if you want to come:

Programme:       1-1.10 pm            Welcome and introduction: Annapurna Waughray, Senior Lecturer, MMU School of

Law and Nicole Thiara, Associate Lecturer in English at MMU

1.10-1.35              The international struggle against caste discrimination: Meena Varma, Director, Dalit Solidarity Network UK

1.35-2pm             The Equality Act 2010 and the inclusion of caste in UK discrimination law: Annapurna Waughray

2-2.45                    Daljit Khankhana talks about his work as a Dalit poet, film-maker and human rights activist. He is the author of the collections of poetry A Symbol of Unity, A Chapter of Life, A Fresh Touch and Two Different Angles.

3-3.30                    Reena Jaisiah and Rena Anobil talk about their play The Fifth Cup and their work for Caste Away Arts, the artistic wing of the charity CastewatchUK. The Fifth Cup, addressing the issues of caste and caste discrimination in the UK, was funded by the Arts Council and performed last year in a tour of arts venues across the UK.

3.30-4.30              Podium discussion: Daljit Khankhana, Rena Dipti Annobil and Reena Jaisiah in conversation with Annapurna Waughray, Nicole Thiara and Meena Varma

Admission is free. For further information, please contact Nicole Thiara at

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