Pains and Sufferings of the Dalit Community as Depicted in Omprakash Valmiki’s Jhoothan

Author: Mr. Pramod

DOI Link :: Vol -1 / 2 /Jan-2024/A3

Abstract: The autobiography of Omprakash Valmiki’s ‘Joothan’ throws light on Dalit’s life which is full of struggle and humiliation. It is a saga of promoting human dignity and assertion of being a human being like others. The present paper aims to throw light on the pains and suffering of the Dalit community as portrayed in Jhoothan. Valmiki’s personal history is an edifying story of casteism winning in our society. The casteism is so much imbued in our society that it cannot be gotten away and Valmiki endured indistinguishable emergency due to that. It was a awesome assignment for Valmiki to be in sense with his self from the broken self. They have been enduring within the title of the caste framework. Their life is checked with disfavor, mortification, dishonor, concealment and segregation. Joothan is an collection of memoirs by Omprakash Valmiki in which he has investigated the issues of misuse of Dalits.


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