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Title: The consciousness of Dalit Selfhood: Narration of history in Dalit autobiographies
Authors: Mukherjee R.
Jha S.
Published in: Indian Journal of Social Work
Abstract: The proposed study analyses the construction of the dalit selfhood in two dalit autobiographies, Aravind Malagatti's Government Brahmane and Baby Kamble's The Prisons We Broke by using history as a dominant metaphor. Both the texts contest the construction of the Indian elitist history and involve an intense engagement with history itself. The self nanratives which have brought to the centre-stage a gendered marginalised self through a gendered genre create a new literary space where the registers of aesthetic and literary are formulated. The writing of the self by the marginalised results in writing of resistance and the texts emerge as a site for reclaiming the lost histories.
Citation: Indian Journal of Social Work (2015), 76(4): 507-520
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/8844
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
ISSN: 195634
Author Scopus IDs: 57210472344
56669284600
Author Affiliations: Mukherjee, R., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Jha, S., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
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