Surviving in My World: Growing up Dalit in Bengal


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.

Ships in 2-4 days

Only 1 left in stock

Spread the love


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


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




Bhatkal and Sen





Year of Publication:






Country of Origin:


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.


This book will be shipped in 2-4 days’ time. The time taken for you to receive the book after it is shipped will depend upon the mode you choose, while completing your purchase. The rates applicable for each mode are different.

You will be informed after the order is shipped.

Shipping costs depend on the mode chosen, the weight of the item, and the distance it will travel to reach its destination. Shipping costs will be charged depending on the weight of the entire purchase (if more than one item is purchased). The same shipping mode will apply to all products in such a case.

You may also like…

Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your valid email address below.