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EEO. 2021; 20(1): 1624-1630

An Expression of Resilience against Oppression in Bama’s Karukku

Dr Mukesh Yadav.


The present paper articulates the injustice and discrimination faced by Dalit women. The paper highlights the pathetic real-life events and struggles underwent by a Dalit women. They are facing oppression not only against patriarchy but also against caste based society. They face triple oppression of casteism, economic deprivation and sexism. The present paper keenly observes Dalit people’s lives narrated by Bama being a representative of women of her community and their lives as downtrodden that underwent lot of struggles. The paper investigates the Bama’s Karukku as a Testimonio to uplift the whole community. The frequent skirmish between the Chaaliyar and Paraiyar communities resulted in police brutality and many killings have been discussed in detail in this paper. Bama’s role in cleansing the society from prejudices and discrimination has been further explored.

Key words: Dalit; Casteism; Oppression; Discrimination; Prejudice

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