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Scholarly Article

Ashutosh Kumar Vishal

Resistance in the Dalit Folklores of Bihar

Volume
3
Issue
2
Pages:
1-11
Keywords:

Dalit, folklore, folk culture, casteism.

Abstract

Dalit of Bihar has a rich culture of the folk art form. From worshipping caste deities to song and dance, these folklores have been popular among masses. The stories, myths, language and presentation showcase cultural resistance to the hegemonic tradition. The struggle of Dalit life is the main focal point of all folklore. This article analyses different caste deities popular among Dalit people and how it creates a sense of pride and collective consciousness to fight against caste oppression.

About the Author

Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Vishal is Research Consultant at Xavier Institute of Social Research, Patna. He has published and presented several papers on the Dalit culture and literature. He may be contacted at vishalashutosh@gmail.com.

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