Surviving in My World: Growing up Dalit in Bengal

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Author: Manohar Mouli Biswas
Translated and edited by Angana Dutta, Jaydeep Sarangi

9789381345092 | PB | pp. 158 | 2015 | Bhatkal and Sen

Surviving My World is an autobiography which gives us insights into the Namasudras of Bengal, considered outcasts, and their struggles.

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From 1872, the namashudhras began to mobilize politically and later opposed the Congress-led nationalist movements. Undergirding their political assertion was the evolution of the Matua religious sect, which questioned the caste system and instilled the ides of self-worth. Writing movingly about his deprived childhood, where his single-minded search for education is remarkable, Biswas depicts a people facing a precarious existence with solidarity that encompassed Muslims. The interview in the second part of the book throws light on Biswas’s activism, accomplishments and reflections on Partition as a Dalit refugee.

Additional information

Author:

Manohar Mouli Biswas
Translators and editors: Angana Dutta, Jaydeep Sarangi

ISBN:

9789381345092

Publisher:

Bhatkal and Sen

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

158

Year of Publication:

2015

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author President of the Dalit Sahitya Sanstha, publisher of Dalit Mirror and, founding members of Chaturtha Duniya that publishes Dalit writings in Bengali.

Jaydeep Sarangi is Associate Professor, Department of English; Angana Dutta, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, both of Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College, Kolkata.

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