Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representation

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Fiction & Literature » Literary Criticsm » Asian » General

Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representation

By Sarah Beth Hunt

Elsewhere $224 $192   Save $32.00 (14%)
or 4 easy payments of $48 with What's this?
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from local warehouse
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Hardback, 272 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 31 January 2014
This study explores how Dalits in north India have used literature as a means of protest against caste oppression. Including fresh ethnographic research and interviews, it traces the trajectory of modern Dalit writing in Hindi and its pivotal role in the creation, rise and reinforcement of a distinctive Dalit identity. The book challenges the existing impression of Hindi Dalit literature as stemming from the Dalit political assertion of the 1980s and as being chiefly imitative of the Marathi Dalit literature model. Arguing that Hindi Dalit literature has a much longer history in north India, it examines two differing strands that have taken root in Dalit expression - the early 'popular' production of smaller literary pamphlets and journals at the beginning of the 20th century and more contemporary modes such as autobiographies, short stories and literary criticism. The author highlights the ways in which such various forms of literary works have supported the proliferation of an all-encompassing identity for the so-called 'untouchable' castes. She also underscores how these have contributed to their evolving political consciousness and consolidation of newer heterogeneous identities, making a departure from their long-perceived image. The work will be important for those in Dalit studies, subaltern history, Hindi literature, postcolonial studies, political science and sociology as well as the informed general reader.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Beginnings of Dalit Literature in Hindi: The Field of Dalit Pamphlets 2. Writing Dalit History 3. The Rise of the Autobiographic Field of Hindi Dalit Literature 4. Dalit Autobiography: Personal Pain as Political Assertion 5. The Meaning of Dalit Literature. Conclusion. Bibliography. About the Author. Index

About the Author

Sarah Beth Hunt is an independent scholar of South Asian and postcolonial literature, based in England.

EAN: 9780415736299
ISBN: 0415736293
Publisher: Routledge India
Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.8 centimetres (0.43 kg)
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Hindi Dalit Literature and the Politics of Representation on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.