Resisting the Savarna Food Aesthetic: A Study of Sharankumar Limbale’s The Outcaste and Manohar Mouli Biswas’ Surviving in My World: Growing Up Dalit in Bengal

Bishakha Sarkar Abstract Caste is a crucial factor in Indian socio-political scenario as the politics of social stratification and exclusion is operated on the basis of it. A number of cultural aesthetics emerge that help perpetuating the caste hierarchy and policies of social exclusion. Food aesthetic has emerged as such a factor that is employed […]

Absence of the Real from the Reel: Politics of Exclusion and Cinematic Aloofness for the Dalit Cause in Popular Bengali Films of Recent Decades

Probhat Chandra Hazra Junior Research Fellow, Dept. of English, Visva-Bharati Abstract The construction of a homogeneous national identity through the filmic narratives has been one of the most persistent tropes of the Indian cinematic culture for a long time now. The popular Hindi cinema in particular has made a conscious attempt to appeal the elite […]