A Critical Analysis of Sharankumar Limbale’s Hindu: A Novel (2010)

Authors

  • Priyanka Arora MPhil English Literature Department of English University of Delhi New Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i4.10524

Keywords:

Dalit Literature, Gender, Caste, Dalit Aesthetics, Dalit Movement.

Abstract

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.

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References

Limbale, Sharankumar. Hindu: A Novel. Translated by Arun Prabha Mukherjee. Samya, 2010.
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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Published

2020-04-28

How to Cite

Arora, P. (2020). A Critical Analysis of Sharankumar Limbale’s Hindu: A Novel (2010). SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 8(4), 74-89. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i4.10524