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Plain Speaking - A Sudra's Story
Plain Speaking - A Sudra's Story

Plain Speaking - A Sudra's Story

by A N Sattanathan

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English

Publisher

Permanent Black

ISBN

8178241811 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 237

Binding

Hardcover

A N Sattanathan

Author: A N Sattanathan
Translator(s)/ Edito: Uttara Natarajan
Publisher: Permanent Black
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 237
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178241811

Description

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(1905-1991), presented here in a fully annotated edition, with a critical introduction, constitute a key literary-historical document of the caste struggle.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.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

I - AN EXERCISE IN BIOGRAPHY (1958)
A House of Women
My Father
Experiment with Schools
A School Escapade
Three Years in English School
Change of Name and School
A Year without School
Two years in High school
I Feel My Way
I Graduate
Searching for Employment: Madura
Some More Job-Hunting: History Repeats Itself
In Trichy


II – THE DRAVIDIAN MOVEMENT IN TAMIL NADU
AND ITS LEGACY 919810
(THREE LECTURES DELIVERED AT THE
UNVERSITY OF MADRAS)

Preface
Lecture 1 The Dravidian Movement in Tamil Nadu and its Emergence as a Political Force

Lecture 2 The Varying Political Phases of the Dravidian
Movement

Lecture 3 Castes as Pressure Groups

Explanatory Notes

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