Dalit History: Text and Context Reading and reconstructing Dalit history through Dalit non-fiction 

Dalit History: Text and Context Reading and reconstructing Dalit history through Dalit non-fiction Stalin Rajangam in conversation with G. Gurusamy (Tamil)

Updated - January 27, 2024 10:48 pm IST

Published - January 12, 2024 03:50 pm IST

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Time & DateJan 27 , 2024 , 04:20 pm - 05:10 pm

In the session, Stalin Rajangam and G. Gurusamy construct and conceptualise Dalit history through Dalit non-fiction.

Stalin Rajangam is a distinguished figure in Tamil literature and scholar. He is known for his research on Ayothi Dasa Pandithar, a prominent Tamil political reformist. His writings have contributed to Tamil Subaltern Studies, spotlighting the marginalised and Dalit history. He is the author of 15 books and he contributes to popular publications like The Wire, Economic and Political Weekly, and The Hindu. He has won accolades such as the Sparrow Award for Literature (2017) and Vilakku Award (2022), solidifying his impact on contemporary Tamil intellectual discourse and cultural awareness. He is currently, a professor at Madurai American College, Tamil Nadu.

G. Gurusamy is a Assistant Professor and the Head of Department of Tamil, Arul Anandar College, Karumathur, Madurai. His has written many books, including Slanders and Sanctification Water – Land – Caste – Shastra; History of Tamil Literature; Exceptional Rules: Legacy of Veerasozhiyam; Exceptional Rules: Legacy of Tholkappiyam among others. He has also published over 40 research papers in various journals. He is a well-known speaker and has participated in many seminars and symposia. 

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