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Rajesh Paswan: Criticism within Dalit Literature is still in its infancy
Our Dalit writers don’t take criticism well. They begin enquiring about the caste and ideology of the critic. They evaluate criticism on these parameters, says Dr Rajesh Paswan
Memoir: When Rajendra Yadav visited Gorakhpur
Both Rajendra Yadav and Namvar Singh participated in a seminar on Premchand in Gorakhpur University. At the seminar, Namvar Singh declared that fiction was either dead or on its deathbed. This incensed Yadav to no...
War cry for true socialism in Dalitbahujan poetry of 1960-1980
While poets with Dalit consciousness were identifying the Bahujan as the proletariat, the Marxists had no respect for them and ignored them. The Dalit-Backward poets, imbued with socialistic ideas, believed that Brahmanism was the key...
‘Dalit autobiographies are like rock inscriptions bearing Dalit history’
These autobiographies tell us where the Dalits stood in terms of the human development index, their lifestyle, what they ate, what kind of behaviour they were subjected to in schools, what they had put up...
A new way to search through Dr Ambedkar’s ‘democracy of texts’
The creation of the new website, BAWS.in, represents an epochal leap forward for those of us who study...
How Chandrika Prasad Jigyasu exposed post-Independence mental slavery
In the essay titled ‘Ishwarvadiyon ki Daleelein’, Jigyasu presents the thinking of select materialists to counter the theists’...
Kanwal Bharti: My journey as a translator
There is little doubt that the corpus of Indian scholars's work on the history of Indian society, culture...
‘From Kabir and Raidas, love for mankind came to us in poetic form’
Gail Omvedt went from village to village for her research. The information she collected had wide ramifications and...
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