Amit Ranjan
ENGLISH IN THE DALIT CONTEXT by A. Uma Orient BlackSwan, 2015, 192 pp., 695
September 2015, volume 39, No 9

Is it my need, or my wish, To learn that lock-opener That language called English? There is centuries of anger to unleash, And a journey from the dregs to niche.
That roughly is the sentiment that the book in question, English in the Dalit Context, rallies around English as a tool of empowerment for the dalit community. The book, edited by Alladi Uma, Suneetha Rani and D.M. Manohar, is a collection of 14 essays that emerged out of a national seminar on ‘English in the Dalit Context’ organized by the University of Hyderabad in 2013.

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