ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Baby Kamble to Bama

By writing in a “Dalit style of language,” taking recourse to oral tradition, the Dalit woman elides and invents words, breaks the syntactic structure to express the Dalit world, thereby countering the hegemony of the upper-caste/ upper-class language which seeks to impose order and obedience.

Baluta and Joothan amid Humiliation

Self-expression in the form of autobiographies by Dalits endeavours to expose the hierarchical sociocultural space that subjugates Dalits to the margins, in the literal as well as metaphorical sense. As injustice and violence are endemic in Dalit life, contestation and confrontation are synchronous in the Dalits' response to the same.
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