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30 May Using Bama’s Karukku as a case-study, it explores the shift between the Bama’s Karukku appeared in the Tamil version in (English. 1 May So Bama Faustina published her milestone work Karukku privately in a passionate and important mix of history, sociology, and the. So Bama Faustina published her milestone work Karukku privately in —a .. This book was first published in Tamil in , but got translated to English by .

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But if you read this in Tamil you are i Karukku reads as a serrating monologue, Bama packs a vicious punch in this svelte autobiographical novel. I have always been proud of my identity as a feminist, bibliophile and bibliomane. Thomas, almost always from Brahmin families – rarely enter into marriages with “convert” Christians, relatively recent converts from Dalit communities.

These were their rules. For example, Tamil mantiram sacred utterance, but also popularly, magic charm or spell from Sanskrit mantra becomes “catechism” in Catholic use. Retrieved from ” https: Focused on the observations and thoughts of the narrator, at times the story seemed to exist in a vacuum. Nov 09, Jayasankar added it. Feb 08, S.

And yes, that is how it had to be. It grows out of a particular moment: Oct 27, Aisha Abbas rated it really liked it Shelves: A raw account of life as a Dalit Chiristian and the oppression that ensues. Views Read Edit View history.


Introduction To Karukku

This book is about her journey spanning over many years of hardship, when she finally realised why it was inn. Originally written in Tamil, this translation catapulted this book into international recognition and it has been widely read and celebrated, discussed and analyzed in variety of ways. Its nuance is incredible, as she describes not only her experiences as Dalit and a woman, but also the loneliness of her everyday life.

Bama wants to give voice to as many people who are victimized by kkarukku caste system in a nation that has openly said that there is no caste kagukku. Devoid of most personal and identifying details of both the author as well as the institutionsthe story chronicles the initial hopes and later disillusionment of the narrator with the casteism she witnessed in Church and other christian institutions.

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Karukku by Bama

Bama also speaks of the humiliation she experienced in high school, being Dalit and poorer than her classmates. Ramaswamy Naicker Periyaarfounder of this movement. The novel cannot be completely categorized as autobiographical because of the presence of fictional elements. The language used is realistic, syntax that is reflective of how she and others spoke in bwma village.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As well as this subversion of received Tamil, all Dalit writing is marked by certain other characteristics. Bama remembers their games as children where they did role play as upper caste men insulting Dalits or as men who went for work and came home to beat their wives up!

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It is also important to note that Bama consistently uses the language of popular Catholicism, eschewing very largely, the terminology of theologians. Ambedkar till in their 20s. In the end, she writes about life after leaving the nunnery. Yet, it is interesting that she appears to come to this awareness of her own accord. There is, in this writing, a very powerful sense of the self and the community as Dalit, which rejects outright the notion of varna; and which on the other hand refuses to “sanskritize,” to evaluate Dalit life-style according to mainstream Hindu values.

The first autobiography In when a Dalit woman left the convent and wrote her autobiography, the Tamil publishing industry found her language unacceptable. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bama captures a moment that contains a paradox: I have recently decided to read more of Indian literature, and subaltern karukou in particular.