Images of Marginalized in the Literature of Marginalized: With Special Reference to Baburao Bagul’s Short Stories
Indian literary history and theory as well as the teaching of Indian literatures are dramatically silent about Marginalized voices. The early Indian and especially Marathi literature, written during the high tide of Brahmanism, was absorbed in what Shankarkumar Limbale calls, “the binaries of desire and freedom from desire”. There was no place for Marginalized images in the content of this literature. The space that they occupied outside the village in real life was erased in the world of literature. So the society kept it pure by discarding Marginalized people out of the village but literature went a step further.