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

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A Marxist Interpretation

Silence of the Bengali Dalits of Barak Valley

This article explores the nature and attributes of caste in the Barak Valley, situated in south Assam. It draws upon the Gramscian concept of hegemony and ideological domination to illustrate the silence of the Bengali dalits there. While caste as an institution of domination shows a direct pattern in other parts of India, in the Barak Valley it shows varied patterns - domination that is well accepted by the dalits.

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