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Caste in Bengal: Dalit Lives in Bengali Dalit Literature

Mehnaz Noor                                                                                   “Democracy hasn’t eradicated caste but rather entrenched and modernised it” The Doctor and the Saint, Arundhati Roy. Dalit writing often stays unacknowledged within Bengal’s mainstream literary output, unlike in Marathi, Tamil or even Kannada where the literary discourse is heavily informed by Dalit writings. This owes...

The square of systemic oppressions: Experiences of a Dalit queer man.

Discrimination and oppression can take many forms with the multitude of layers one posits. The tools of intersectionality enable us to understand the nuances in a manner wherein a person’s social and economic identity is added up to create these layers. My identity as a Dalit queer individual doubles...