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Paper Id: IJCIRAS1367
Title: BUFFALO NATIONALISM AND DALIT AESTHETICS- A SUBALTERN STUDY OF DHOULI BY MAHASWETA DEVI
Published in: International Journal Of Creative and Innovative Research In All Studies
Publisher: IJCIRAS
ISSN: 2581-5334
Volume / Issue: Volume 2 Issue 4
Pages: 2
Published On: 9/8/2019 11:54:25 PM      (MM/dd/yyyy)
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Name: DIPAK KUMAR MANDAL
Institute: PURULIA
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Research Area: Other (Here is not mention field inform to IJCIRAS)
KeyWord: Mahasweta Devi; Dhouli; Dalit; Untouchability; Buffalo
Abstract: This paper deals with Mahasweta Devi’s story “Dhouli” and attemps to analyse the story from the theoretical matrix of ‘Buffalo Nationalism’ as expounded by Kancha Ilaiah who conceptualized the idea of Buffalo Nationalism on the basis of Brahminism and Dalitbahujan. India as a nation is constructed on the narrative of Indian nationalism. The paradigm of nationalism in India is cow-centric and Buffalo stands for Dalitbahujan,while the cow stands for upper caste in the Indian psyche. In the hierarchy of power Dalit are at the bottom. The aesthetic space in our society is occupied by the discursive points of the upper caste. Indian nationalism is a sheer hypocrisy. Cow is considered as a holy animal but suddenly a new twist has emerged among the Dalit when they challenge the cow as a symbol of Indian nationalism. They argue that instead of cow, the Buffalo should be considered as a symbol of Indian nationalism. The Dalit intellectual Kancha Ilaiah leads the debate. Like the Buffalo, the Dalit give the largest amount of labour, but still they are treated as inferior, ugly and black. So Kancha Ilaiah emphasises on the point that time has come to redress the Cow-centric nationalism by Buffalo nationalism and in a deeper level Brahminical paradigm has to be replaced by Dalit paradigm. Mahasweta Devi in her story ‘’Dhouli’’ is trying to redress the absence of lower classes. So, in this paper I would like to argue that it is a story of redressal.
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DIPAK KUMAR MANDAL, "BUFFALO NATIONALISM AND DALIT AESTHETICS- A SUBALTERN STUDY OF DHOULI BY MAHASWETA DEVI", International Journal Of Creative and Innovative Research In All Studies, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 1-2, 2019.
MLA DIPAK KUMAR MANDAL "BUFFALO NATIONALISM AND DALIT AESTHETICS- A SUBALTERN STUDY OF DHOULI BY MAHASWETA DEVI." International Journal Of Creative and Innovative Research In All Studies, vol 2, no. 4, 2019, pp. 1-2.
APA DIPAK KUMAR MANDAL (2019). BUFFALO NATIONALISM AND DALIT AESTHETICS- A SUBALTERN STUDY OF DHOULI BY MAHASWETA DEVI. International Journal Of Creative and Innovative Research In All Studies, 2(4), 1-2.
BUFFALO NATIONALISM AND DALIT AESTHETICS- A SUBALTERN STUDY OF DHOULI BY MAHASWETA DEVI
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