Dalits and Memories. Remembrance of days past

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    This paper explores the various ways Cakkiliyar people, a Dalit community, relate, through memory, to their past and their history. Far from constituting a homogeneous group, the more than 60 testimonies collected among Cakkiliyars reveal a diversity of perspectives on the past, strongly influenced by the situation in the present and aspirations for the future. Three distinct ways of thinking and three prototypes emerge from the testimonies; each one is defined by a specific way of positioning oneself in relation to various historical times.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)70-77
    Number of pages8
    JournalEconomic and Political Weekly
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2016


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