The woman who cut off her breasts to protest a tax
It ruled the lower story of the class woman who cut off her breasts to protest against discrimination
“Breast tax” in the UK are revived India by an artist wants to recognize the sacrifice of her.
Divya Arya reports BBC Indian from the state of South India in Kerala.
Nangeli story may not have known, but the discovery of a chance.
Four years ago, the artist Murali T flipping through a magazine in the house of a local bank,
when he stumbled upon a small report on Nangeli by a citizen of her district, Cherthala.
Intrigued by the story, on his way to a small quiet town.
“I spent a lot of time with the locals from Cherthala
and even found the place where it is believed Nangeli had lived more than 100 years.
“It was called the land of Mulachhipuram or breasts woman,
named to remember the great sacrifice Nangeli against breast taxes,” he told the BBC.
It’s the story unrecognized village officially in any of India’s historical accounts.
But the story of Nangeli much beloved by her local villagers – and now Murali T hopes to document it,
and it is recognized as a part of the history of Kerala by the government.
Enhance the class structure
The “breast of taxes” imposed by the king of the former state of Travancore,
one of the 550 princely states that existed in the British ruled India.
“The aim of the breast to keep the tax-layered structure,
” said Dr. Saba km, an associate professor of environmental science and gender studies at the Dalit Shri Shankaracharya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya in Kerala.