Kausalya addressing the media in Udumalpet on Tuesda, soon after the verdict in her husband Shankar’s murder case was pronounced. That was the image of a victim who survived a mercenary attack on her and her husband Shankar, for their inter-caste marriage. Today, at 20, Kausalya stands as a feminist-caste crusader, with her understanding of caste-class-gender divides informing her quest for justice. “The whole of Monday, this young girl had been crying a lot. In their happy times, Shankar had lamented about the poor education among the Dalit boys in their colony.