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Engaging Rawls and Dhasal

Theory and poetry speak to us in ways different from each other. It is in this sense that John Rawls and Namdeo Dhasal have to be understood when they speak about the idea of justice. This article engages with the theoretical schemes of Rawls's Theory of Justice built on the social contract tradition, comparing it with the revolutionary agenda of Dhasal, a peoples' poet, who seeks social justice in his brutal, fiery, yet unique poetic panache through his verse Man, You Should Explode.
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