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Spark of Dalit Literature in one of Delhi’s most derided slums

Forward Press also publishes books on Bahujan issues. Forward Press books shed light on the widespread problems as well as the finer aspects of Bahujan (Dalit, OBC, Adivasi, Nomadic, Pasmanda) society, culture, literature and politics

A few days ago Dr Hemlata Maheshwar, head of the Hindi department at Jamia Millia Islamia, came over for a talk and tea with one of her research students. We were talking about Dalit literary history, and hearing some of the most exciting stories about the first-generation Dalit writers from the 1970s and comparing them with the contemporary Dalit literary scene, she exclaimed, “But then Shahdara today is Dharavi!”

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About The Author

Kusum Viyogi

Dr. Kusum Viyogi is famous Dalit writer and member of Hindi Academy, Delhi. Dalit Mahila kathakaron ki charchit kahaniyan ( Famous stories of Dalit women writers) is one of his published books

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