Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicDalit literature

Topic: Dalit literature

Babytai Kamble — the Mahar icon who was ‘reborn’ to write about Dalit women’s subjugation

Babytai Kamble's 'The Prisons We Broke' subverted the traditional, casteist representation of Dalits across Indian literature. It gave women a voice.

Hindi Dalit literature has a gaping hole – satire

Writing tragedy makes the writer more responsible; writing satire makes the system cautious. 

New Dalit women autobiographies are opening up private, intimate spaces, rewriting history

From Yashica Dutt to Sumitra Mehrol, autobiographies & memoirs by Dalit-Bahujan women have a unique position in centering their experiences.

The real crisis in Indian literature is the translation pyramid. Bangla sits at the top

The debate around Indian translation is not just about cultural loss, it's the role languages play in the field of translation & the hierarchy they fall under.

Poet & Dalit Panther Namdeo Dhasal’s poetry embraced those discarded by society

Dhasal's poetry, which was steeped in harsh words, attempted to translate the violent existence of Dalits and the oppressed to paper.

This is why Dalit women are singing Tathagata Buddha songs in UP

The growing popularity of Tathagata Buddha songs is all about the reach of Ambedkar’s conversion ideology in Uttar Pradesh.

Reading Dalit literature changes established accounts of nationalism, colonialism & modernity

Reading Dalit literature, we encounter an India that the urban upper-caste readers choose to ignore, or a definition of India we would rather not learn.

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Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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