Readings on Dalit Identity: History, Literature and Religion

Readings on Dalit Identity History Literature and Religion Social oppression over the centuries in the name of caste and tradition denied a large section of the Indian population its rightful place in society The cultural world and contribution of these peopl

  • Title: Readings on Dalit Identity: History, Literature and Religion
  • Author: Swaraj Basu
  • ISBN: 9788125060901
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Social oppression over the centuries in the name of caste and tradition denied a large section of the Indian population its rightful place in society The cultural world and contribution of these people remained largely ignored Resistance to the ideology of caste and the assertion by Dalits for equity and justice have found expression through writings over a period of timSocial oppression over the centuries in the name of caste and tradition denied a large section of the Indian population its rightful place in society The cultural world and contribution of these people remained largely ignored Resistance to the ideology of caste and the assertion by Dalits for equity and justice have found expression through writings over a period of time Since the 1970s there have been attempts by scholars across disciplines to shed light on the cultural world of Dalits by constructing alternative historical and religious traditions and even today Dalit identity continues to be an important agenda of academic debate This volume brings together a diverse selection of writings that looks at how through the reinterpretation of history literature and religion Dalits challenged their ascribed status and created a new identity for themselves It examines the Dalit deconstruction of the Aryan migration theory rewriting of the historical narrative identity formation cultural symbolism and memory Dalit literature and women in Dalit autobiographies ideas and notions of work religion and caste identity and the linkage between Dalit conversion and the question of decolonisation About the Editor Swaraj Basu is Professor School of Social Sciences Indira Gandhi National Open University.He is Readings on Dalit Identity History Literature Religion Critical Thinking in South Asian History

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