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Is There Dalit Writing in Bangla?

Dalit writing in Bangla does not appear as well known as similar writing in Marathi, where dalit literature served as a vehicle and repository of underprivileged angst. However, as this article articulated by an upcoming dalit writer in Bangla argues, dalit literature in Bangla took root in the 1930s and 1940s and had early precursors in movements such as the Matua Sahitya. Dalit creative writing did encounter disruption following Partition, but the decades since then have seen an outpouring of literature that focuses on the underprivileged and those on the margins, even as it shows awareness of movements for social justice elsewhere.
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