How did Bama portray her life in Sangati?
Bama through the arduous task of narrating her experiences and of her fellow women brings the dalit women to the centre of the discourse. In ‘Sangati’ Bama uses the form of the autobiography not only to portray her life but also to portray the lives of other Dalit women by giving them an identity through the narration of their story.
What does the book Sangati mean in English?
Sangati means news, and the book is full of interconnected events, the everyday happenings in the Dalit community. Lakshmi Holmstrome,who translated Sangati into English, describes it as the autobiography of a community.It portrays the collective struggle of the Dalit women ag…
What was the difference between Karukku and sangati in Bama?
While ‘Karukku’ was personal in nature, ‘Sangati’ deals with the community at large: the community of Dalit women who are marginalized both on grounds of caste as well as gender. This paper looks at Bama’s ‘Sangati’ as a narrative of resistance and voicing.
How does Sangati analysis on Dalit woman work?
They articulate the lived experience of caste and explore the new dimensions of the battles of the Dalit woman. Bama’s Sangati analyses Dalits women’s oppression by double patriarchies –the covert patriarchal stance subsumed within the gender relations of their own community and the overt patriarchal system of the upper castes.
How is Bama a narrative of resistance and voicing?
This paper looks at Bama’s ‘Sangati’ as a narrative of resistance and voicing. Bama loosely strings voices that demonstrate how how in ways they are better placed than caste-Hindu women.
What was the Dalit woman’s voice in Bama?
The paper analyses the Dalit woman’s voice and questions whether it is clearly articulated and heard through a study of Bama’s non-conventional language. Key words: Subaltern, Dalit woman, marginalization, consciousness, identity, caste and gender, voicing.