Dalit Literature
Culture  /  Published 22.05.22

Batman: Found in translation

I don’t know how you regard bats in Bengal. But in Telugu culture they are considered inauspicious, negative creatures.” That was Chinnaiah Jangam, associate professor at Canada’s Ca...
By Upala Sen

India  /  Published 03.09.21

DU: Gag on diverse voices and writers

Dalit writers Bama and Sukirtharani have described as “partisan” the removal of their writings from Delhi University’s syllabus, contending that the varsity wants to deny “the ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.20

Academy to promote Dalit literature

Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a Dalit Sahitya Academy to publish collected works of Scheduled Caste writers and set up libraries for Dalit literature in Bengal. “We are setting up a Dalit...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 12.07.19

Skimming the surface of Dalit literature

The collection of essays on Dalit literature edited by S. Chelliah and Bijender Singh is an interesting read, but does not offer any new insight into the subject. The work, comprising 26 essays, intro...
By Madhura Damle


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