Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India

Paperback | July 1, 2009

EditorManu Bhagavan, Anne Feldhaus

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Together with its companion, Speaking Truth to Power, this volume explores various issues such as social hierarchy and reform, the role of religion, the idea of resistance, the functionality of the continued use of the term, 'Dalit', and the scope of current and future Dalit literature. Thisbook investigates a wide variety of issues related to the Dalit politics and literature. Using case studies from different regions and sectors, this volume investigates issues concerning Dalit politics and literature.

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Together with its companion, Speaking Truth to Power, this volume explores various issues such as social hierarchy and reform, the role of religion, the idea of resistance, the functionality of the continued use of the term, 'Dalit', and the scope of current and future Dalit literature. Thisbook investigates a wide variety of issues re...

Manu Bhagavan is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center-CUNY. Anne Feldhaus is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Arizona State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Anupama Rao: Who is the Dalit? The Emergence of a New Political Subject2. Ramnarayan S. Rawat: The Making of a Dalit Perspective: The 1940s and the Chamars of Uttar Pradesh3. Rajendra Vora: Multiple Identities of Backward-caste Muslims in India4. Sukhadeo Thorat: B.R. Ambedkar's Thought on Economic Development5. Mani Kamerkar: Colonial Oppression of the Peasantry in the Bombay Presidency6. Abigail McGowan: Educating Artisans as Colonial Modernity: Industrial Education in Late Nineteenth-century Western India7. Shailaja Paik: Bey Eka Bey, Bey Doni Char (Two times one is two, two times two is four): Dalit Women's Schooling8. Yasmin Saikia: Bodies in Pain: A People's History of 19719. Vijay Prashad: Cataracts of Silence: Race on the Edge of Indian Thought10. Laura R. Brueck: Mainstreaming Marginalized Voices: the Dalit Lekhak Sangh and the Negotiations over Hindi Dalit Literature11. Veena Deo: Representations of Dalit Women: Translating Urmila Pawar's Short Stories12. Dilip Chitre: Namdeo Dhasal: The Maverick Dalit Poet who Changed Marathi Poetry13. Bali Sahota: The Paradoxes of Dalit Cultural Politics14. Meena Alexander: Art of PariahsAppendixContributors