DU Saraswathi is a Kannada Dalit feminist writer, theatre artiste, and activist. She has been associated with the Women’s Movement and the Dalit Movement for the last 25 years. She has written two poetry collections and an autobiographical account. She also writes a satirical column in Kannada called “Sanntimmi” about how Dalit women in villages relate to issues like globalization, borders, bombs, and beauty pageants. (Photo credit: The News Minute).