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Growing up untouchable in India : a dalit autobiography

Author: Vasant Moon; Gail Omvedt; Eleanor Zelliot
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Asian voices (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
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Explores growing up in the slums of central India. What makes this account uniquely Indian is the caste system, the rise of the champion of the poor, Dr. Ambedkar, and the forces of nature as in the coming of the monsoons.
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Moon, Vasant.
Growing up untouchable in India.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001
(OCoLC)654902539
Named Person: Vasant Moon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vasant Moon; Gail Omvedt; Eleanor Zelliot
ISBN: 0742508803 9780742508804 0742508811 9780742508811
OCLC Number: 43960953
Description: xviii, 203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Neighborhood --
2. Fearless --
3. Callousness and Clouds --
4. Heat and Rain --
5. Dev Master's Curse Fails --
6. Religious Hymns --
7. Shooting Star --
8. Chickpeas and Parched Rice --
9. Unconquered --
10. Parade of Lions and Tigers --
11. Foreshadowing --
12. Holy Victory --
13. Robust and Rollicking --
14. Sports and Study --
15. Politics and Pigeons --
16. Climax --
17. Wrath --
18. Cultural Transformation --
19. Unspoiled Picture --
20. Welfare of the World --
21. For What? For Books! --
22. I Begin to Write --
23. End of Omar Khayyam --
24. Rising Moon --
25. Vows of Religion --
26. Falling Star --
27. Tying the Knot --
28. Spinning Top --
29. Summing Up.
Series Title: Asian voices (Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.)
Other Titles: Vastī.
Responsibility: Vasant Moon ; translated from the Marathi by Gail Omvedt ; with an introduction by Eleanor Zelliot.

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