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Title Dalit text : aesthetics and politics re-imagined / edited by Judith Misrahi-Barak, K. Satyanarayana and Nicole Thiara
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2020
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Contents Introduction : aesthetics or politics? / Judith Misrahi-Barak, K. Satyanarayana and Nicole Thiara -- A short introduction to Manoranjan Byapari by Sipra Mukherjee : an interview with Bengali Dalit writer Manoranjan Byapari : followed by : Manoranjan Byapari : choosing to write anger -- A short introduction to Kalyani Thakur Charal by Jayati Gupta : an interview with Bengali Dalit writer Kalyani Thakur Charal : followed by : the aesthetics of Dalit literature : a case study -- A short introduction to Cho. Dharman : "we need to create a new language in writing" : an interview of Cho. Dharman, by R. Azhagarasan and Arul : followed by : Cho. Dharman : caste and "karisal" literature in Tamil Nadu, by Kiran Keshavamurthy -- A short introduction to Des Raj Kali by Rajkumar Hans : an interview with Des Raj Kali : followed by : Des Raj Kali's Shanti parav : experimental Punjabi Dalit fiction -- Author's notes or revisions? the politics of form in P. Sivakami's two novels / Kanak Yadav -- Of subjecthood and form : on reading two Dalit short stories from Gujarat, India / Santosh Dash -- Janu and Saleena narrating life : subjects and spaces / Carmel Christy K. J -- Mother as fucked : re-imagining dalit female sexuality in Sahil Parmar's poetry / Gopika Jadeja -- A pox upon your house : exploring caste and gender in Tulsi Ram's Murdahiya / Shivani Kapoor -- Dalit literature in translation : a symptomatic reading of Sharankumar Limbale's Akkarmashi in English translation / Arun Prabha Mukherjee -- Translating Dalit literature : re-drawing the map of cultural politics / Maya Pandit-Narkar -- Notes on questions of Dalit art / Deeptha Achar -- (Re-)imaging caste in graphic novels : a study of A gardener in the wasteland and Bhimayana : experiences of untouchability / Ruchika Bhatia and Devika Mehra -- Dalits and the spectacle of victimhood in Telugu cinema / Chandra Sekhar
Summary "This book, companion to the much-acclaimed Dalit Literatures in India, examines questions of aesthetics and literary representation in a wide range of Dalit literary texts. It looks at how Dalit literature, born from the struggle against social and political injustice, invokes the rich and complex legacy of oral, folk and performative traditions of marginalised voices. The essays and interviews systematically explore a range of literary forms, from autobiographies, memoirs and other testimonial narratives to poems, novels or short stories to foreground the diversity of Dalit creation. Showcasing the interplay between the aesthetic and political for a genre of writing that has 'change' as its goal, the volume aims to make Dalit writing more accessible to a wider public, for the Dalit voices to be heard and understood. The volume also shows how the genre has revolutionised the concept of what literature is supposed to mean and define. Effervescent first-person accounts, socially militant activism and sharp critiques of a little explored literary terrain make this essential reading for scholars and researchers of social exclusion and discrimination studies, literature, especially comparative literature, translation studies, politics, human rights and culture studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Judith Misrahi-Barak is an associate professor at University Paul Valâery Montpellier 3, France. She has published widely on Caribbean and Indo- and Sino-Caribbean writers, and diaspora literatures. She is general editor of the series PoCoPages. She co-edited Dalit Literatures in India with Joshil K. Abraham (2015; 2nd edition 2018) and was co-investigator on the AHRC Research Network series 'Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature' (2014-16). She has written several entries on Dalit Literature and Dalit writers for the forthcoming Dictionnaire encyclopâedique des littâeratures indiennes (DELI). K. Satyanarayana is a professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at the English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad, India. He co-edited two volumes of new Dalit writing: No Alphabet in Sight (2011), Steel Nibs Are Sprouting (2013) and, most recently, Dalit Studies (2016). His research interests are in the fields of Dalit studies, literary history, and cultural theory. He is a regular commentator on Dalit issues in the media and public forums. Nicole Thiara teaches postcolonial and contemporary literature at Nottingham Trent University, UK. She has written Salman Rushdie and Indian Historiography: Writing the Nation into Being (2009) and articles on Dalit literature, contemporary South Asian literature and the British Asian diaspora. She was the principal investigator on the AHRC Research Network series 'Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature' (2014-16)
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Subject Dalits in literature
Indic literature -- Dalit authors -- History and criticism
Dalits in literature.
Indic literature -- Dalit authors.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / General.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 21st Century.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Misrahi-Barak, Judith, editor
Satyanarayana, K., editor
Thiara, Nicole Weickgenannt, editor
LC no. 2019020748
ISBN 0367149036
1000000133
9780367149031
9781000000139