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Published by Macmillan India Ltd. in New Delhi .
Written in English


  • India -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes


StatementBama ; translated from the Tamil original by Lakshmi Holmström ; edited by Mini Krishnan.
SeriesDalit writing in translation
ContributionsHolmstrom, Lakshmi., Krishnan, Mini.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2001/00703, PL4758.9
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 108 p. ;
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23157446M

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  Bama is the pen-name of a Tamil Dalit woman, from a Roman Catholic family. She has published three main works: an autobiography, Karukku, ; a novel, Sangati, ; and a . Karukku is an intense autobiography that gives a searing account of the life of a Tamil Dalit Christian woman against a society which still discriminates on the basis of caste and practises untouchability. She opens up about the discrimination she and her community faced, the difficulties and sufferings they had to go through in order to /5(18). Bama’s Karukku: Dalit Autobiography as Testimonio Article (PDF Available) in The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 41(2) June w Reads How we measure 'reads'. Karukku Paperback – June 1, by Bama (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings/5(3).

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