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February 28, 2011


"Dalit characters lack distinct subjecthood prior to their involvement with high-caste characters."

Interesting point. At a book reading, I did ask Amitav Ghosh about his character Fokir in his book Hungry Tide. Fokir is a fisherman subsisting on the sunderbans waters. Why is it that we can never get behind how/what Fokir thinks/feels? Why does he not "speak"? Fokir was almost like Indian characters under Ruskin Bond/Kipling/Corbett. His answer was not convincing at all.

Other than that Amitav Ghosh is one of my fav Indian writers.

God Bless You Sir... Great Job

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