International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | English Language and Literature | India | Volume 11 Issue 4, April 2022

Dalit Consciousness and Search for Identity in Meena Kandasamy's Works

Chaitra Pandurang Naik

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse how far "Literature" can be used as an "Empowerment Tool" in the context of the present scenario. It emphasizes the new role of dalit as a symbol of change with reference to Meena Kandasamy's works. It advocates the complex question of search for identity. Dalit writing is a post-independence literary phenomenon Dalit literature has it's own significance. Dalit's were always considered as marginalized people, oppressed and others by the Indian Society. Inequality is the root cause of this marginalization. The word "Dalit" has originated from Sanskrit 'Dalita' which means 'oppressed' Dalits have various names in different parts of India, such as 'dasa', 'dasya', 'avarna', 'panchama' etc. There are varieties of women's cultures such as 'untouchables', 'harijans', 'weaker sections'. Meena Kandasamy's novels reveals consciousness for dalit's in India.

Keywords: Dalit Consciousness, untouchability, sufferings, Identity

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 4, April 2022,

Pages: 62 - 63

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