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Dalit Literature and Criticism
Raj Kumar
Price : ₹ 250.00  
ISBN : 9789352875320
Language : English
Pages : 172
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2019
Series : Literary/Cultural Theory
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
About the Book

This book is an attempt to write and develop a critical literary history and theory of Dalit literature. The book grapples with several questions and issues that are key to understanding Dalit voices in literature: Who is a Dalit? What is the history and context of Dalit self-expression? What is the philosophy of Dalit literature? What is Dalit aesthetics? How does one read, interpret and teach Dalit literature? While providing a concise critical survey of the five decades of Dalit literature and criticism, the book deals with Dalit life, culture and history.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing the Concept of ‘Dalit’
2. Dalits and the Caste Question
3. The Emergence of Dalit Literature
4. Understanding Dalit Aesthetics
5. Dalit Criticism in Practice: Akhila Naik’s Bheda
6. Pedagogical Approaches to Dalit Literature
Glossary of Select Terms
Suggested Reading

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Raj Kumar, Professor, Department of English, University of Delhi