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Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representation.

Author: Sarah Beth Hunt
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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This study explores how Dalits in north India have used literature as a means of protest against caste oppression. Including fresh ethnographic research and interviews, it traces the trajectory of modern Dalit writing in Hindi and its pivotal role in the creation, rise and reinforcement of a distinctive Dalit identity. The book challenges the existing impression of Hindi Dalit literature as stemming from the Dalit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hunt, Sarah Beth.
Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representation.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Beth Hunt
ISBN: 9781317559528 1317559525
OCLC Number: 887502635
Description: 1 online resource (273 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Beginnings of Dalit Literature in Hindi: The Field of Dalit Pamphlets; 2. Writing Dalit History; 3. The Rise of the Autobiographic Field of Hindi Dalit Literature; 4. Dalit Autobiography: Personal Pain as Political Assertion; 5. The Meaning of Dalit Literature; Conclusion; Bibliography; About the Author; Index.

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This study explores how Dalits in north India have used literature as a means of protest against caste oppression. Including fresh ethnographic research and interviews, it traces the trajectory of modern Dalit writing in Hindi and its pivotal role in the creation, rise and reinforcement of a distinctive Dalit identity. The book challenges the existing impression of Hindi Dalit literature as stemming from the Dalit political assertion of the 1980s and as being chiefly imitative of the Marathi Dalit literature model. Arguing that Hindi Dalit literature has a much longer history.

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