A Critical Analysis of Sharankumar Limbale’s Hindu: A Novel (2010)
Keywords:Dalit Literature, Gender, Caste, Dalit Aesthetics, Dalit Movement.
A Critical Analysis of Sharankumar Limbale’s Hindu: A Novel (2010) This paper critically analysis Sharankumar Limbale’s Hindu: A Novel (2010). It is set in a small casteist village of Achalpur in Maharashtra and is translated from Marathi (2003) by Arun Prabha Mukherjee in 2010. Dalit literature has undergone a transformation in the twenty-first century and Sharankumar Limbale is an active participant in it. The paper, thus, traces this very trajectory along with providing a detailed analysis of the plethora of techniques Limbale employs to present a world of Dalits, which is not binary world but one where characters are grey and humane; where the path Dr. B. R. Ambedkar left for them to follow is not liberating enough; where the struggle against casteism is as much internal as it is external; where the women and the lower class are doubly oppressed; and where the Dalit movement’s trajectory is in question. This paper then addresses these themes and tries to comprehend what Limbale tries to project through his work.
Limbale, Sharankumar. Towards the Aesthetics of Dalit literature: History, Controversies and considerations. Orient Black Swan, 2004.
Saranya, U.S. “Portraying the Religious and Caste Discrimination: A Critical Study of Sharankumar Limbale’s novel Hindu”. International Journal of Research in Social Sciences. 7,12,2017. pp. 86-92. http://www.ijmra.us/project%20doc/2017/IJRSS_DECEMBER2017/IJMRA-12791.pdf
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