Dalit writing, global contexts: From JV Pawar to Manoranjan Byapari, examining the English translations of literary works from across India
The ‘Dalit Writing, Global Contexts’ series looks at 10 Dalit writers and examines their works, which have been translated into English.
Through conversations with columnists, critics and authors, collated here is a list of Indian writers across several languages who created insightful literature, and delightful reading through the 2010s.
Trying to understand what Indianness might be necessarily means learning new things all the time; you’re a student for life, constantly re-evaluating your assumptions. And there are a number of books that make you thrill to the possibilities of being impure or unfixed | Jai Arjun Singh writes in 'My Bookshelves'
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Kashmir after Article 370, FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Moothon premieres at TIFF 2019; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Kashmir after Article 370, India versus Qatar in FIFA World Cup 2020 qualifiers, Moothon premieres at TIFF 2019; today's must-read stories
Dalit writing, global contexts: The tour de force that is Manoranjan Byapari's Interrogating My Chandal Life
Being a pioneer of Dalit literature in West Bengal, Manoranjan Byapari has ensured that the stories which were historically neglected and rejected by Brahminical literary pundits no longer need their mercy or even their attention.
The Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2019 shortlist features works demonstrating the power of free speech in the country.
Apart from Sonam and Anurag, authors Jerry Pinto Manoranjan Byapari and Namita Devidayal were present at Jio MAMI with Star, Word to Screen Market 2018
Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identity
Christophe Jaffrelot talks about what's exceptional about current resurgence of Dalit assertiveness, and why right-wing politics will always have limited appeal for backward castes