International Journal of Social Science and Humanities
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Karukku and Akkarmashi: subaltern reflections of Indian society
The study intends to analyze the unique and converging points of Karukku and Akkarmashi, two classic Dalit autobiographies written by two Dalit writers: Sharan kumar Limbale and Bama of varied genders, religions and locales in order highlight the universal nature of the marginalization suffered by the Dalits in India in order to reveal the haunting similarities: The two writers consider education as a means for social liberation, their initial setback in lives and phase of dereliction they undergo despite their tireless efforts in life, the writers confessional mode of revealing their despicable life rooted in penury and disdain to the mainstream society and the revolutionary undertone of the texts which exhort the oppressed on the fringes to gather as a vibrant force against the oppressors.