SUFFERINGS OF THE VOICELESS SUBALTERN IN ARAVIND ADIGA’S THE WHITE TIGER

Authors

  • B. Mercy Gnanabai Assistant Professor of English Idhaya Arts and Science College for Women Puducherry – 605 008 9487381213 merhepv04@gmail.com

Abstract

The term ‘subaltern’ denotes ‘inferior rank’, adopted by Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Marxist and Communist Party Leader, to refer to those groups in society who are subject to the hegemony of the ruling classes. ‘Subaltern’ means a person whose life is in the margin or periphery. Gramsci used this term to refer the ‘proletariat’ or the labour class. A subaltern is someone with a low ranking in a social, political, or other hierarchy. It can also mean someone who has been marginalised or oppressed. From the Latin roots ‘sub’ means “below”, and ‘alternus’ means “all others”, subaltern is used to describe someone of a low rank or class.

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Published

2018-07-10

How to Cite

Gnanabai, B. M. (2018). SUFFERINGS OF THE VOICELESS SUBALTERN IN ARAVIND ADIGA’S THE WHITE TIGER. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(7), 10. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/4342