Polarization of Shudras: A Study of My Father Baliah by Y.B.Satyanarayana


  • S. Ramamuthu Mariyappan, Research Scholar, MS Univerisity, Thirunelveli, India.


untouchables, hierarchy systems, Shudras, caste people, colleagues,.etc


This paper deals with the livelihood of the untouchables and the caste hierarchy systems within the Dalits which made the untouchables being alienated even from the other sub-castes. This paper explores the polarization of Shudras and the subjugation of Dalits over the Dalits in India. The Shudras consider themselves as a superior group than the outcastes and their hostility towards the untouchables is horrible and intolerable. The book, My Father Baliah, is lucid and brief rendering the lives of four generations. Family roots are in Vangapalli village in Karimnagar. At first he named the book as MaaNayinaBalayya later known as My Father Baliah. The world has a serious question on equality which can only bring a suitable atmosphere to develop the individuality of each human by their own. While giving inner meaning to the word partiality, the whole universe might have seen its ups and downs frequently. The wickedness of upper caste people over the ex-untouchables is cruel and inhumane. This paper keenly describes the relationship between the Shudras and the Untouchables and it’s delineating the views of upper caste shudras over the outcastes. As yet, untouchability was strictly observed, particularly by women, Ramaswamy, unlike his Shudra colleagues, was not allowed to enter the houses of the upper-caste guards. He often had to wait outside till the guard’s trunk was brought out by man’s wife- Apart from occupation and food, the outcastes were dwelling in the horrendous outskirts. The outskirts were improper and became a source for several diseases. The untouchables were secluded by the society.



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Mariyappan, S. R. (2019). Polarization of Shudras: A Study of My Father Baliah by Y.B.Satyanarayana. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 7(2), 11. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/6708