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Labour, Pleasure and the Sublime: The ‘Work’ of the Dalitbahujans

  • Pavan Kumar Malreddy

Abstract

In her Introduction to Omaprakāśa Vālmīki’s autobiography Joothan: An Untouchable’s Life (2003), Arun Mukherjee ruminates on the vexed relationship between Marxism and anti-caste1 politics in India:

Theorists like Limbale feel that Dalit literature and literary theory should not reject Marxism just because Indian Marxists have completely ignored caste-based oppression, forgetting the truth of Ambedkar’s observation that caste creates a division of workers. Nevertheless, many Dalit writers harbor considerable suspicion vis-à-vis Marxist theory and Indian Marxists. (xxxv)

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Labour Relation Caste System Labour Power Financial Trader Ontic Condition 
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