Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Aesthetics in Dalit Literature
Abstract: This paper is concerned with the Aesthetics in Dalit Literature. In this paper Dalit Literature is discussed in an attempt to show that Aesthetics in Dalit literature lies in the factor that it considers man as its centre of narration and analysis, aspiring for equality, justice, solidarity for whole humanity and depicts trauma, exploitation and suppression of community in very creative and lucid expressive ways, most of the literature is written by Dalit who themselves are sufferers of atrocities of casts system. Dalit literature is considered as political literature as Dalit itself is political identity representing the very denial of caste system. Dalit literature has immensely contributed towards the development and preservation of the Indian culture as there are several cultural traditions which are known by names of Dalit authors and artists, e.g movements by Ravidas and Keshvnarain in UP; Satnami movement in Chattisgarh and movement of Phule in Maharashtra. As a continuance of this it is also shown that Dalit literature introduces a new world of experience in literature, widens the range of expression, and exploits the potentiality of the language of the outcasts and underprivileged.