"Dalit" Essays and Research Papers

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Taboo (Dalit) has endured in India since various eras. Harijans (individuals from an inherited Hindu gathering of the most reduced social and custom status) were separated publicly and be subject to the group offense of Untouchability and social abuses by caste Hindus under Brahmanical request after execution of The Manusmṛti. The issue of Untouchability is a genuine social ailment in the Indian culture. The thought of contamination, pollution, and painting has brought about the most noticeably...

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Can The Subaltern Speak Analysis

has no history and cannot speak, the subaltern as female is even more deeply in shadow.” (Spivak 287) Although the Dalit movement in India gained momentum in the middle of the nineteenth century, the voices of Dalit women have been ignored through all ages. It has been an absolute failure on the part of the historians to record and put forth the issues of the subaltern women. A Dalit woman is triply marginalized - on the basis of her class, caste and gender. For generations, they have been exploited...

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‘DALITS’ AND THE CASTE SYSTEM OF INDIA Abstract This speculative paper argues that the caste system of India could be seen as a presentday remnant of ‘tribal apartheid’ which came into being when Indo-European warlike nomadic pastoralists overran and dominated an earlier urban Dravidian peoples. This form of discrimination based on identity is akin to racism. The enduring salience of caste and colour consciousness among Indians forms one of the great modern paradoxes that have resisted...

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Analysis Of The Schedulet Panther Manifesto

in 2011, 201 million people belonging to various Dalit communities were recorded, forming 16.6% of the total Indian population of approximately 1.2 billion. Dalits are officially known as Scheduled Castes and popularly known as ‘former untouchables’. Caste is birth-based, ‘constructed by religion and divided by occupation’. Even though independent India in 1949, gave full citizenship to Dalits and abolished the practice of untouchability, Dalits still face exclusion, widespread discrimination,...

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Cast System in india

cases of upper caste Hindus warming to the Dalits and Hindu priests, demoted to outcaste ranks, who continued practising the religion. An example of the latter was Dnyaneshwar, who was excommunicated from society in the 13th century, but continued to compose the Dnyaneshwari, a Dharmic commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. Other excommunicated Brahmins, such as Eknath, fought for the rights of untouchables during the Bhakti period. Historical examples of Dalit priests include Chokhamela in the 14th century...

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India's Caste System

Backward Castes. The Scheduled Castes are sometimes referred to as Dalit in contemporary literature. In 2001, the proportion of Dalit population was 16.2 percent of India's total population. Since 1950, India has enacted and implemented many laws and social initiatives to protect and improve the socio-economic conditions of its Dalit population. By 1995, of all jobs in the Central Government service, 17.2 percent of the jobs were held by Dalits. Of the highest paying, senior most jobs in government agencies...

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ostracizing a minority group by segregating them from the mainstream by social custom or legal mandate. It is a menace and social evil associated with traditional Hindu society. The term is used in India to talk about the public treatment of especially the Dalit communities, who face work and descent-based discrimination at the hands of the dominant Hindu castes. . It is being practiced since times immemorial and despite various efforts made by social reformers such as Dr. B. R. Ambedkar; and despite there...

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Caste and Karma

effort” (Waughray, 2010, p.328). For those born as outcastes, or in modern terms as Dalit, life is difficult based on the misfortunate of being born. Traditionally, Dalits have been considered untouchable and have been resigned to performing the most undesirable share of societal work. They are given tasks that other castes are not willing to perform. This perpetuates a system of economic and societal disadvantage. “Dalits in contemporary India experience stigmatization, disadvantage, discrimination,...

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Analysis Of Dallit Literature

education available for Dalits. Dalit literature as a genre emerged only in 1970’s through some of the Dalit protest movements in Maharshtra and Andhra Pradesh. Dalit literature is the literature produced by the Dalit consciousness. Human freedom is the inspiration behind it. Dalit literature must be written from the Dalit point of view and with a Dalit vision. The “Dalit view point” calls for writer to internalise the sorrows and sufferings of the Dalits. Any writer with some Dalit sensibility may...

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Research Paper Anand

College & Shri Sayan Sahakari khand Udhyog Arts College, Olpad. Dist. Surat. Gujarat. E-mail ID: sanjay_lalani07@rediffmail.com Contact No. 98797 07046 8th September 2014 Urmila Pawar’s ‘Aaydan’ (The Wave of My Life: Dalit Woman’s Memoir): A New Feministic Movement of Dalit Consciousness Abstract: Indian women voices have been silenced for ages due to various reasons. The contemporary Indian women are bold and well-educated. They are thoroughly aware with their rights and duties....

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