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Egalitarianism – A Poem by Sahodaran Ayyappan

// October 18th, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Cultural Politics

Translation of a Malyalam poem written by Sahodaran Ayyappan in the early twentieth century in Kerala. The poem upholds the dignity of human and the equity of all. It proclaims the enlightenment tradition of liberty, equality and fraternity. It hails the human spirit for change and liberation from exploitation. A pivotal work in human rights, civil rights and Kerala renaissance movements.

The Writing Of The Excluded: Dalit Writing And Malayalam

// August 28th, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Cultural Politics

Santhosh O K Though the muted trajectory of dalit writing in Malayalam goes back a long way into the past, forms of radical departure from the hegemonic aesthetics and dominant discourses of writing are a recent phenomenon.  The oppressed began to appear in narratives from Mrs Collins’ Ghatakavadham (1877) onwards.  Though Pothery Kunhambu placed a […]

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