Development not possible without marginalised role
Tirupati: The ‘Literature of the Marginalised in India’ was deep rooted in anti-caste protest movements right from the ancient period to the present, said famous Telugu Dalit poet and critic Prof Challapalli Swaroopa Rani.
Speaking at the inaugural session of two-day national seminar on literature of the marginalised, organised by the Department of English of Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) on Tuesday, she said that Maharashtra has turned as a focal point for the anti-caste movements and protest literature in India with the inspiration drawn from Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
The massacres and atrocities against Dalits in villages like Kanchikacherla, Karamchedu, Tsundur, Keelavenmani, Khailanji and raids and mass killings of religious minorities in Gujarat, Odisha and Karnataka have highly influenced the writers of marginalised sections, she stated.
The President and Director of the Seminar Prof T Bharathi observed that a nation’s development is not possible without the active participation of the marginalised. The guest of honour Prof N Naga Raju explained the role of the marginalised in the present era. Faculty, students of the university and participants from various states have attended the seminar.
Source: The Hans India, Sept 05, 2018