Seminar: "Unsuccessful and Successful Struggles of Slaves: A Comparative Study of Uncle Tom`s Cabin, Untouchable, Majya Jalmachi Chittarkatha and Aaydan" by Dr. Banshelkikar Yashpal Murhari

Seminar: "Unsuccessful and Successful Struggles of Slaves: A Comparative Study of Uncle Tom`s Cabin, Untouchable, Majya Jalmachi Chittarkatha and Aaydan" by Dr. Banshelkikar Yashpal Murhari

Abstract:

      However good one is and however many attempts one makes to unravel the difficulties of his life if they are not free from the invisible negative power of blind belief, it is not possible for them at all to get success in getting liberation and make progress on the platform of humanity. Ultimately, they are all bound to end up fighting a losing battle which makes no sense. Tom and Bakha were obsessed with the blind beliefs. Hence, they could not manage to get a breakthrough in emancipation. Both Kamble and Pawar were born into the families of slaves. But today one can see them encountering the crafty and inhuman oppressors and challenging the long-held beliefs. They have surpassed their husbands in creating an egalitarian society. They have succeeded in their individual lives. Their contribution to emancipating a number of Dalit individuals particularly women is remarkable. Ultimately, we find these two Dalit ladies Kamble and Pawar to become iconoclastic and revolutionary personalities in the Indian society. They were in a position to get success in liberation from the superstition because they were lucky enough to have organic intellectuals and the ideology of resistance.

Event Date: 
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Seminar Hall, Department of HSS
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai