1 x £60.00
Dr Paraveen Kumar Anshuman
21.59 x 13.97 x 1.27 cm
The Famished Gods: Speaking Selves in Akkarmashi is a critical reception of the Indian Dalit classical autobiography of Sharankumar Limbale, Akkarmashi, The Outcaste (2003). This book microscopically scrutinizes aspects of penury and destitution for which 'stomach' becomes the metaphor. While centrally focusing on the themes of 'food' and 'hunger', it also undertakes discussions on resistance, identities, atrocities and the like.
“. . .This book is a must read for anyone who cares for the liberation and empowerment of dalits.”
- Bama, a Renowned Dalit Novelist
“This is a powerful, and at times heart wrenching book. Essential reading for all connected with the emancipation of Dalits.
- Robert Maddox-Harle, Writer & Reviewer, Australia
“The Famished God' is a successful academic endeavour in analyzing the roots of social, cultural, economic and political dialectics in India through its deliberations on hunger in Akkarmashi. . .”
- Ajay Navaria, an Eminent Academician & Scholar