Dalit Cosmos Understanding Caste, Marginalisation and Dalit Literature in India
This book is a fierce argument against social and caste discrimination in India, especially untouchability and emphatic call for social justice. Written by a first-generation Kannada Dalit writer, the book provides an insider’s view of caste discrimination as the author has lived through and experienced it. It traces the roots of present-day activism against caste discrimination, the influence of Ambedkar, the rise of Hindutva, and the role of Dalit literatures in shaping discourses around caste in India.
An invigorating collection of essays and speeches by Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of discrimination, literature, politics and political philosophy, exclusion studies, race, social justice, cultural studies, and South Asian studies.
1. Caste system in India 2. Dalit Writing and Issues of Marginalisation 3. Twelfth Century Vachana Movement: A Socio-Religious Transformation 4. The History of Kannada Dalit Literature – An Overview Speeches 5. In search for the light that casts no shadows 6. The brand of Hindutva and lurking Fascism 7. A Wonder Named Kalyana Interviews 8. Poet and translator: A dialogue between Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy and Rowena Hill 9. A Jewish Encounter - A conversation with Ms. Alit Karp