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Footnotes to a Post-Mandal Debate

Caste in Indian English Fiction

Taking off from Kalyan Das's article "Subaltern Historiography to Dalit Historiography" (EPW, 14 February 2015), this discussion digs up an old debate in the pages of EPW on the presence of caste and its denial in Indian English fiction, which still holds relevance.

Race, gender, class, caste and other social differentials cannot be easily accommodated without risking an endless fragmentation of subjectivity.

— Ania Loomba

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