The Outcaste: Akkarmashi

Paperback | November 15, 2007

bySharankumar Limbale, Santosh Limbale

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The Outcaste, a first-person narrative, is an emotionally violent autobiography of a half-caste growing up in the Mahar community, and the anguish he suffers from not belonging to it fully. A numbing account of the humiliation of a community at the hands of an unthinking privileged class, itis a reflection on the darker side of Indian society. The work brings to light [through bitter critique] the lack of compassion that the lower castes have endured for centuries in our caste-ridden society. First published in 1984, the Marathi original went through four editions, and was acknowledgedas a true milestone that publicized the Dalit cause.

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The Outcaste, a first-person narrative, is an emotionally violent autobiography of a half-caste growing up in the Mahar community, and the anguish he suffers from not belonging to it fully. A numbing account of the humiliation of a community at the hands of an unthinking privileged class, itis a reflection on the darker side of Indian ...

Sharankumar Limbale is Regional Director (Pune Division) of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik. Santosh Bhoomkar is Reader and Head, Department of English and Incharge, Postgraduate Faculty of Arts, S.B. Arts and Commerce College, Aurangabad.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.39 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195694066

ISBN - 13:9780195694062

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AcknowledgementsIntroduction by G.N. DevyThe OutcasteGlossary