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Dalit literatures in India : with a new introduction

Author: Joshil K Abraham
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshil K Abraham
ISBN: 9781138346529 1138346527 9781138593282 1138593281 9781138593275 1138593273
OCLC Number: 1037098728
Notes: "First edition published by Routledge 2016"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 359 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Second Edition: Taking stock, Updating, Moving forward by Joshil K. Abraham and Judith Misrahi-BarakIntroduction: Dalit Literatures in India: in, out and beyond Joshil K. Abraham and Judith Misrahi-Barak 1. Caste differently G. N. Devy 2. Caste and democracy: three paradoxes M.S.S. Pandian 3. The politics of Dalit literature Ravi Shankar Kumar 4. `No name is yours until you speak it': notes towards a contrapuntal reading of Dalit literatures and postcolonial theory Laetitia Zecchini 5. Language and translation in Dalit literature Nalini Pai 6. Negotiations with faith: conversion, identity and historical continuity Jasbir Jain 7. Resisting together separately: representations of the Dalit-Muslim question in literature Nida Sajid 8. Creating their own gods: literature from the margins of Bengal Sipra Mukherjee 9. Caste and the literary imagination in the context of Odia literature: a reading of Akhila Nayak's Bheda Raj Kumar 10. Questions of caste, commitment and freedom in Gujarat, India: towards a reading of Praveen Gadhvi's The City of Dust and Lust Santhosh Dash 11. Dalit intellectual poets of Punjab: 1690-1925 Raj Kumar Hans 12. Life, history and politics: Kallen Pokkudan's two autobiographies and the Dalit print imaginations in Keralam Ranjith Thankappan 13. Dalits writing, Dalits speaking: on the encounters between Dalit autobiographies and oral histories Alexandra De Heering 14. A Life Less Ordinary: the female subaltern and Dalit literature in contemporary India Martine Van Woerkens 15. Witnessing and experiencing Dalitness: in defence of Dalit women's Testimonio Sara Sindhu Thomas 16. Literatures of suffering and resistance: Dalit women's Testimonios and Black women slave narratives - a comparative study Arpita Chattaraj Mukhopadhay 17. Polluting the page: Dalit women's bodies in autobiographical literature Carolyn Hibbs 18. Intimacy across caste and class boundaries in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things Maryam Mirza 19. Caste as the baggage of the past: global modernity and the cosmopolitan Dalit identityK. Satyanarayana 20. Tense - past continuous: some critical reflections on the art of Savi Sawarkar Santhosh Sadanandan 21. The Indian graphic novel and Dalit trauma: A Gardener in the Wasteland Pramod K. Nayar
Responsibility: edited by Joshil K. Abraham and Judith Misrahi-Barak.


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