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Plain Speaking: A Sudra's Story

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Authors (s): Uttara Natarajan (Editor) , A.N. Sattanathan (Author)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788178241814
Pages: x+237p., Notes; 23cm.
Pub. date: 13.01.2007, 1st ed.
Publisher: Permanent Black
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB39336
List price: US $ 28,00
Bagchee price: US $ 25,20
You save: (10.00%)
Member price: US $ 22,68 info

Overview for Plain Speaking: A Sudra's Story

The memoirs and lectures of A.N. Sattanathan (1905-1991), presented here in a fully annotated edition, with a critical introduction, constitute a key literary-historical document of the caste struggle.  Sattanathan's autobiographical fragment is a unique record of non-Brahmin low-caste life in rural South India, where the presence of poverty and caste prejudice is the more powerful for being understated. As the experience-sparsely and beautifully rendered-of the low-caste but not stereotypically 'untouchable' villager, it is, quite simply, revelatory, and will make an impact as such on the English-educated reader, to whom that experience has been so far unavailable.  In a complementary narrative, Sattanathan's lectures-on 'The Rise and Spread of the Non-Brahmin Movement' as 'the most outstanding event in South Indian History in the twentieth century'-offer a lucid summary of the cultural and historical conditions that find more personal and immediate expression in the memoirs.
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