Ramgolam by Harishankar Jaladas is a milestone in subaltern studies. In Bengali literature this book claims a special place for it is the only book that is written solely on the life, sufferings, sexuality, and deprivation of a particular low caste community namely the scavengers. The central character of the novel is Ramgolam whose name is a blend of two words from two mainstream religions. Ram r . . .
On the midnight of 15 Aug 1947, a new country was born. The country entailing the struggles of 90 years, was finally free. Independence at the cost of partition. A celebration which was backed by the burning of cities, where the joy of liberalism and the grief of partition were simultaneous. Where its natives staged the unity of the nation, and where the state shredded its blood not against the co . . .
In ‘My Feudal Lord’, Tehmina Durrani Roars Like A Lioness Against Patriarchy
All around the world, we can talk about how racist society is, in developing or underdeveloped countries. They both have one thing in common – suppressing the voices, rights, freedom of an easily-dominated person. Allegedly, it becomes even more enjoyable when the ‘prey’ is a woman. The repressive, partial society suppresses her voice and teaches her to be ‘ethnically mute’.