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Four The Politicization of Dalit Women: Jhuria’s Story

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the politicization of an illiterate old woman, Jhuria, who belonged to the Chamar caste of Shahabpur, got influenced by the ongoing Bahujan–Dalit politics. It narrates the ... More


Three Burnings: An Introduction

Toral Jatin Gajarawala

in Untouchable Fictions: Literary Realism and the Crisis of Caste

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245246
eISBN:
9780823250783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245246.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction to Untouchable Fictions frames the major political and aesthetic questions of contemporary Dalit literature by reading three incidents of book burning: that of Premchand's first ... More


Epilogue: Aesthetics and Their Afterlives

Toral Jatin Gajarawala

in Untouchable Fictions: Literary Realism and the Crisis of Caste

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245246
eISBN:
9780823250783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245246.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The epilogue of Untouchable Fictions takes up the question of Dalit literature from the broader perspective of a critique of identity politics and minority literatures. Why, and how, does culture ... More


Cattle poisoning and the Chamar identity

Saurabh Mishra

in Beastly encounters of the Raj: Livelihoods, livestock and veterinary health in India, 1790-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089725
eISBN:
9781781708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089725.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores colonial representations of the crime of cattle poisoning and uses it as a starting point to investigate questions related to the formation of Chamar identity. Starting from the ... More


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