Carnivalesque and Dalits' life: A Study of Bama's Select Works


  • Dr. S. Ramanathan, M.A.(Eng), M.A.(Ling.), M.Phil., B.Ed., PGDDE, Ph.D., Linguist cum Assistant Professor, Research Centre in English, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar- 626 001, Tamilnadu. India


 Carnevalesque is a literary mode discussed by Mikhail Bakhtin in his Dostoevsky‟s problems of poetics and Rabelais and His world. Carnevalesque subverts and liberates the assumptions of dominant style or atmosphere through humour and chaos. The term “carnevalesque” is derived from “carnival.” Bakhtin analyses carnival and its influence in literature. He concludes that carnival affects people, meaning that every one is the constant participant of carnival. Carnival creates happiness which is momentary and which subverts all the worries of the world or reality by creating a syncretic pageant. It combines the sacred with profane. 


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Ramanathan, D. S. (2018). Carnivalesque and Dalits’ life: A Study of Bama’s Select Works. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(7), 10. Retrieved from