Depiction of Plight and Subjugation of Dalit Women in Baby Kamble’s The Prisons We Broke

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2022.7.3.13

Keywords:

Patriarchy, Hegemony, Subaltern, Dalit, Caste, Gender discrimination, Oppression, Identity, Marginalization, Hierarchy, Slavery, Subjugation, Untouchable, Purity, Pollution, Impurity, Self

Abstract

Baby Kamble reflects on the subjugation and plight of Dalit women in her autobiography The Prisons We Broke. Kamble, while depicting her experiences of caste discrimination, also attempts to show how the women of the entire Mahar community face similar discrimination and, therefore, this autobiography is regarded as the testimony of the entire Mahar community. On the one hand, it talks about how Dalit women fall victim to exploitation and discrimination by the upper caste people; on the other hand, it projects how these women tolerate similar discrimination by the patriarchal norms within their own Mahar community. This autobiography is a Dalit narrative that has been written from a feminist perspective. It offers a realistic insight into the oppressive caste and patriarchal norms of our Indian society. Thus, through this paper, an attempt has been made to bring forth the subjugation of Dalit women as reflected in Baby Kamble’s autobiography The Prisons We Broke.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

References

Bhongle, Rangrao. “Dalit Autobiographies: An Unknown Facet of Social Reality.” India Literature, Vol. 46, No. 4 (210), July- August 2002, pp. 158-160. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23345666

Deo, Veena and Eleanor Zelliot. “Dalit Literature- Twenty-five Years of Protest? Of Progress” Journal of South Asian Literature, Vol. 29, No. 2 Summer, Fall 1994, pp. 41-67. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25797513

Gulati, Nikita. “What Marriage Meant for Mahar Women: An Examination of Baby Kamble’s The Prisons We Broke”. Literary Herald, Vol. 3, Issue 1, June 2017, pp. 932-937. www.TLHjournal.com

K. P., Sreelakshmi. “Education Ennobles and Liberates: A Reading on Baby Kamble’s The Prisons We Broke”. IJCIRAS, Vol. 1, Issue. 11, April 2019, pp. 116-119. www.IJCIRAS.com

Kamble, Baby. The Prisons We Broke. Trans. by Maya Pandit, Orient Longman, 2008.

Ramkete, Sunil. “Baby Kamble’s The Prisons We Broke and Urmila Pawars’s The Weave of My Life: Feminist Critiques of Patriarchy.” The Expression, Vol.1 Issue 5, October 2015, pp. 1-10. www.expressionjournal.com

Sonika. “Understanding Dalit Woman: A Study of Baby Kamble’s The Prisons We Broke.” IJRAR, Vol. 5, Issue. 3, July-Sept. 2018, pp. 1380-1382. https://ijrar.com

Downloads

Published

2022-06-30
CITATION
DOI: 10.53032/tcl.2022.7.3.13
Published: 2022-06-30

How to Cite

Dr. Aarti Vishwakarma. (2022). Depiction of Plight and Subjugation of Dalit Women in Baby Kamble’s The Prisons We Broke. The Creative Launcher, 7(3), 109–116. https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2022.7.3.13

Issue

Section

Research Articles

Categories