Dalit Text: Aesthetics and Politics Re-Imagined (Paperback)

Dalit Text: Aesthetics and Politics Re-Imagined By Judith Misrahi-Barak (Editor), K. Satyanarayana (Editor), Nicole Thiara (Editor) Cover Image

Dalit Text: Aesthetics and Politics Re-Imagined (Paperback)

By Judith Misrahi-Barak (Editor), K. Satyanarayana (Editor), Nicole Thiara (Editor)

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This book, companion to the much-acclaimed Dalit Literatures in India, examines questions of aesthetics and literary representation in a wide range of Dalit literary texts. It looks at how Dalit literature, born from the struggle against social and political injustice, invokes the rich and complex legacy of oral, folk and performative traditions of marginalised voices. The essays and interviews systematically explore a range of literary forms, from autobiographies, memoirs and other testimonial narratives, to poems, novels or short stories, foregrounding the diversity of Dalit creation. Showcasing the interplay between the aesthetic and political for a genre of writing that has 'change' as its goal, the volume aims to make Dalit writing more accessible to a wider public, for the Dalit voices to be heard and understood. The volume also shows how the genre has revolutionised the concept of what literature is supposed to mean and define.

Effervescent first-person accounts, socially militant activism and sharp critiques of a little-explored literary terrain make this essential reading for scholars and researchers of social exclusion and discrimination studies, literature (especially comparative literature), translation studies, politics, human rights and culture studies.

Product Details ISBN: 9780367218416
ISBN-10: 0367218410
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Pages: 238
Language: English