Dark Interiors: Essays on Caste and Dalit Culture (HB)
Author: Raj Gauthaman
Translated by S. Theodore Baskaran
9789381345634 | HB | pp. 224 | 2021 | SAGE Publishing
Dark Interiors by Raj Gauthaman is translated for the first time into English discusses Dalit history and the meaning of progress of non-brahmin politics in Tamil Nadu to Dalits.
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‘Except women and dalits, I do not think there is anyone discriminated at birth.’
These words give an idea of Raj Gauthaman’s succinct and provocative critique, translated into English for the first time by Theodore Baskaran. The essays engage with dalit liberation politics, the relationship of dalits with Tamil history and the many strands that constitute radical dalit culture. Gauthaman discusses dalit history and what the progress of non-brahmin politics in Tamil Nadu has meant for dalits.
This analysis of the alternative cultural expressions of dalits, politics, art and literature comes from essays written in 1992-2002, which remain perennial and startlingly new. The author’s discussion of Iyothee Thass Pandithar–who preceded Ambedkar by 50 years–of Ambedkar and Periyar, of postmodernism and Subaltern Studies, provides a new cultural history that tells us about dalit assertion today.
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