The Case for Bahujan Literature
Edited by Ivan Kostka and Pramod Ranjan, Forward Press, 128 pages, Rs 300 (hardback), Rs 150 (paperback), Rs 100 (e-book)
Bahujan Literature: A past of struggles and what lies ahead
The literature of the Bahujans has its own history. The saints of Charvak, Buddhists and Sant tradition have contributed significantly to the building of the literature. Sant Namdeo, Sant Gadge Maharaj, Sant Saavta, Sant Chokhoba and Sant Tukaram of the Sant tradition were original thinkers
This is your time, not mine: Rajendra Yadav
Besides Hans, his participation in literary-cultural events in India and abroad and his insightful interventions in discourses on women and Dalits kept Yadav constantly in the limelight
Philosophical basis of OBC Literature
OBC is a dynamic concept, wherein castes are being transformed into class, and OBC Literature accepts this dynamic concept, says Ramkrishna Yadav, in his review of the book OBC Sahitya Ka Darshanik Aadhaar
OBC Literature and Savitribai Phule
Savitribai’s contribution to literature and culture was no less than her seminal role in the social arena. She was an excellent poet. Her poetry enriches OBC literature, writes Janardan Gond
Where are the Bahujans and women in literary award juries?
H.L. Dusadh argues that most of the recipients of literary and other awards in India are savarnas because of the lack of diversity in the juries
Bahujan literature: Beyond the arguments or debates
Bahujan literature has been written for a long time but a discussion on its concept has begun only recently. The Bahujan literary movement is aimed at raising consciousness of the exploited, the oppressed, the backward and the Dalit castes
Is ‘Dalit’ the right word?
Is the use of the word “Dalit” in conformity with Ambedkarite thought? Was Dr Ambedkar in favour of using this word? Ish Kumar Gangania attempts to answer these and other related questions
Where are the Pasmandas in Urdu short stories?
Noted Urdu writers lavish praise on Premchand’s works without questioning his idea of ‘purity’ and then refrain from portraying Muslim casteism in their own stories
उर्दू अफसानों में पसमांदा किरदार
सवाल उठता है कि आखिर क्या कारण है कि समाजिक अनुक्रम में नीचे स्थित जातियों के प्रतिनिधित्व के सवाल पर ब्राह्माणवादी प्रभाष जोशी और आप (सय्यद शहाबुद्दीन, ऑल इंडिया मुस्लिम मजलिस, मुशावरत) एक ही मंच पर खडे दिखते हैं। कारण जगजाहिर हो गया। मजहब बदल गया,लेकिन जाति को लेकर उंची जाति वालों का संस्कार नहीं बदला, ख्याल नहीं बदला
Casteless society will be a socialist society
Prema Negi in conversation with short-story writer Uday Prakash