Journey of Resilience and Social Transformation: Resonant Voice of Dalits in the Select Works of Rajarao and Rohinton Mistry
Keywords:Begar, Chaturvarna, Ideological State Apparatus, Resilience, Social exclusion, Subaltern.
Dalit literature has emerged as a potent literary movement to challenge ‘skewed’societal norms and confront deep rooted prejudices coupled with caste-based discrimination. The Dalit literature genre is replete with tales of unspeakable atrocities, untouchability, social exclusion and denial ofmost basic human rights. It also proffers Dalit writers a platform to articulate their oppressed voices and dismantle the dominant narrative which has gained ascendency over many millennials. Present research article is an attempt to examine select works of Rajarao and Rohinton Mistry for Dalit concerns and explore their responses and resilience in the face of age old prejudices and unjust laws.