'It is liberating to hear a Dalit writer take pride in her work. It is even more liberating to hear her laugh at detractors,' writes Vijeta Kumar in her profile of Sujatha Gidla. Gidla recently won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for Ants Among Elephants.
Sujatha Gidla's debut, Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family And The Making Of Modern India, published by HarperCollins India has been chosen the winner for this year's Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize.
At Jaipur Literature Festival 2018, writer Sujatha Gidla says Mahatma Gandhi's anti-casteism was mere lip service
At the ongoing Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, writer Sujatha Gidla said Mahatma Gandhi paid lip-service to upliftment of the untouchable castes in India. She further questioned the role of political leaders like Mayawati and Jignesh Mewani.
Ants Among Elephants review: Sujatha Gidla's passionately researched examination of what it means to be Dalit in India
Sujatha Gidla's Ants Among Elephants — rather than telling us stories of an 'untouchable' family and their struggles in a casteist society — tells us that liberation in India could never come from those at the 'top' of society | #FirstCulture
Sujatha Gidla talks about her memoir, Ants Among Elephants, caste-based discrimination and why she refused to participate in an event alongside Smriti Irani