Mute Existence: the Consciousness of the Dalit Life in Dalit literature and the form of rebellion


  • Biswajit Debnath M. A., M. Phil., NET Haringhata Mahavidyalaya, Nadia, West Bengal, India


Dalit, Untouchable, Oppression, Rebellion


India is one of the fastest developing countries in the world; yet it is notorious for its rigid caste system. The present paper deals with the conditions of the suppressed, the real agony of the dalits represented  in Dalit literature and above all, the form of rebellion the dalit writers are representing in-their literary creations. The whole paper tries to seek out the true Dalit consciousness and the responsibility that a Dalit writer takes to overcome the obstacles of Varna system, the caste system. It is widely believed that all Dalit literary creations have their roots in the Ambedkarite thoughts. Therefore, I shall also try to show the ideas of Ambedkar and how those ideas are iconic in Dalit literature.


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How to Cite

Biswajit Debnath. (2016). Mute Existence: the Consciousness of the Dalit Life in Dalit literature and the form of rebellion. The Creative Launcher, 1(1), 70–75. Retrieved from