Tag Archives: Dalit literature

Tamil Sangam poetry to Dalit literature, translation provides a window to words that might be lost

Editor’s note: This is the third part in a series on translation efforts in India. This week, we seek an answer to why people translate by asking contemporary translators as well as listening to what literary giants have said about it, ...

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The sound and fury of Anna Bhau Sathe’s words: An icon of Maharashtra’s Dalit literature

Editor’s note: Under the norms of the caste system, Dalits were denied the pen. Before the advent of Dalit literature in India, much of Dalit history was oral in nature. Their lives were not available to them in written form, ...

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Dalit literature stalls see high youth interest

New Delhi: While the overall interest in Delhi book fair was relatively subdued on the first day, the footfalls in stalls of publishers offering Ambedkar and Dalit literature remained high. Many proprietors attributed the interest of the youngsters to Rohit Vemula movement and Bhim army protests. ...

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News Analysis: Upswing in Dalit writing, but where are the readers?

New Delhi–Dalit literature is on an upswing with several new authors highlighting the plight of Dalits in India and pointing out solutions to the many grave problems they face — but the genre, by and large, is still thirsting for ...

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