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Recent years have seen a rise in the genre of Dalit literature with Bama at the forefront. Characterized by startling language, ethnographic detail, and native idiom, Dalit writing in Tamil has gone hand in hand with political activism, and with critical and ideological debate. However a large portion of this writing has concentrated on the theme of victimhood. Vanmam , BaRecent years have seen a rise in the genre of Dalit literature with Bama at the forefront. Characterized by startling language, ethnographic detail, and native idiom, Dalit writing in Tamil has gone hand in hand with political activism, and with critical and ideological debate. However a large portion of this writing has concentrated on the theme of victimhood. Vanmam , Bama's third full-length work, is an exception focusing instead on the inter-caste rivalry within Dalit communities. It highlights the animosity between the Pallars and the Parayars of Kandampatti village—who identify themselves as Hindus and Christians respectively—and describes how the landowners of the dominant Naicker caste stoke the fires of intra-Dalit hostilities to benefit themselves, ignoring the human costs paid for time and again in misery, loss, and death....

Title : Vanmam: Vendetta
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ISBN : 9780195696332
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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Vanmam: Vendetta Reviews

  • Les Dangerfield
    2018-11-02 10:00

    I should first point out that this book is listed by Goodreads as being by Malini Seshadri, which is wrong. This person is the translator into English and the author has given herself the name Bama. It is set in Tamil Nadu in southern India and is about the tensions in relationships between caste and religious groups in an Indian village.