Author: A N SattanathanTranslator(s)/ Edito: Uttara NatarajanPublisher: Permanent BlackYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 237ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178241811
The memories and lectures of A.N. Sattanathan (1905-1991), presented here in a fully annotated edition, with a critical introduction, constitute a key literary-historical document of the caste struggle. Sattanathan’s autobiographical fragment is a unique record of non-Brahmin low-caste life in rural south India, where the presence of poverty and caste prejudice is the more powerful for being understated.As the experience - sparsely and beautiful rendered - of the low-caste but not stereotypically ‘untouchable’ villager, it is, quite simply, revelatory, and will make an impact as such on the English-educated reader, to whom that experience has been so far unavailable.ABOUT THE EDITOR:UTTARA NAATARAJAN is senior Lecturer in English at Goldsmiths College, where she teaches and researches in nineteenth-century English literature. Her publications include Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense and Blackwell Guides to Criticism: The Romantic Poets.
AcknowledgementsIntroductionI - AN EXERCISE IN BIOGRAPHY (1958)A House of WomenMy FatherExperiment with SchoolsA School EscapadeThree Years in English SchoolChange of Name and SchoolA Year without School Two years in High school I Feel My WayI GraduateSearching for Employment: MaduraSome More Job-Hunting: History Repeats ItselfIn TrichyII – THE DRAVIDIAN MOVEMENT IN TAMIL NADU AND ITS LEGACY 919810(THREE LECTURES DELIVERED AT THE UNVERSITY OF MADRAS)PrefaceLecture 1 The Dravidian Movement in Tamil Nadu and its Emergence as a Political ForceLecture 2 The Varying Political Phases of the DravidianMovement Lecture 3 Castes as Pressure GroupsExplanatory Notes