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International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

Survival and struggle: Economic and political exploitation in select Bengali Dalit narratives

Author(s):

Asit Panda

Abstract:

This study explores the pervasive economic and political exploitation that Dalits endure, as illustrated in specific Bengali Dalit narratives. The research underscores the systemic exploitation and enduring struggles that Dalit communities encounter by examining literary works by Bengali Dalit authors including Anil Gharai, Gobindo Shoundo, Manoranjan Barman, and Taraknath Majhi. By examining these Dalit stories, the study illuminates the systemic discrimination that Dalits face in their struggle for survival and dignity. The select Dalit narratives provide a vivid portrayal of the socio-economic barriers and political exploitation that perpetuate Dalit oppression. Through a critical examination of these texts, the study aims to uncover the multifaceted dimensions of Dalit exploitation, offering insights into the resilience and resistance inherent within these communities. This exploration not only enhances our understanding of Dalit literature but also underscores the urgent need for socio-political reforms to address the historical and ongoing injustices against Dalits in Bengal.

Pages: 88-91  |  57 Views  19 Downloads


International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies
How to cite this article:
Asit Panda. Survival and struggle: Economic and political exploitation in select Bengali Dalit narratives. Int. J. Arts Humanit. Social Stud. 2024;6(1):88-91. DOI: 10.33545/26648652.2024.v6.i1b.97
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