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Claiming power from below : Dalits and the subaltern question of India

Author: Manu Belur Bhagavan; Anne Feldhaus
Publisher: New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford India paperbacks.
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Together with its companion, Speaking Truth to Power, this volume explores various issues such as social hierarchy and reform, the role of religion, the idea of resistance, the functionality of the continued use of the term, 'Dalit', and the scope of current and future Dalit literature. This book investigates a wide variety of issues related to the Dalit politics and literature. Using case studies from different  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manu Belur Bhagavan; Anne Feldhaus
ISBN: 9780198063483 0198063482
OCLC Number: 457128212
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: x, 222 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction ----
1. Who is the Dalit? The Emergence of a New Political Subject / Anupama Rao ---
2. The Making of a Dalit Perspective: The 1940s and the Chamars of Uttar Pradesh / Ramnarayan S. Rawat ---
3. Multiple Identities of Backward-caste Muslims in India / Rajendra Vora ---
4. B.R. Ambedkar's Thought on Economic Development / Sukhadeo Thorat ---
5. Colonial Oppression of the Peasantry in the Bombay Presidency / Mani Kamerkar ---
6. Educating Artisans as Colonial Modernity: Industrial Education in Late Nineteenth-century Western India / Abigail McGowan ---
7. Bey Eka Bey, Bey Doni Char (Two times one is two, two times two is four): Dalit Women's Schooling / Shailaja Paik ---
8. Bodies in Pain: A People's History of 1971 / Yasmin Saikia ---
9. Cataracts of Silence: Race on the Edge of Indian Thought / Vijay Prashad ---
10. Mainstreaming Marginalized Voices: the Dalit Lekhak Sangh and the Negotiations over Hindi Dalit Literature / Laura R. Brueck ---
11. Representations of Dalit Women: Translating Urmila Pawar's Short Stories / Veena Deo ---
12. Namdeo Dhasal: The Maverick Dalit Poet who Changed Marathi Poetry / Dilip Chitre ---
13. The Paradoxes of Dalit Cultural Politics / Bali Sahota ---
14. Art of Pariahs / Meena Alexander ----
Appendix: published writings of Eleanor Zelliot.
Series Title: Oxford India paperbacks.
Other Titles: Dalits and the subaltern question of India
Responsibility: edited by Manu Bhagavan and Anne Feldhaus.
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