Don’t Want Caste: Malayalam Stories by Dalit Writers
‘Why did the kanikonna blossom? It shouldn’t have, knowing that no one would pay it heed anyway.’ Don’t Want Caste: Malayalam Stories by Dalit Writers answers the question raised by a voice within it. Selected from seven decades of dalit writing in Malayalam and presented in new translations by Abhirami Girija Sriram and N. Ravi Shanker, these twenty-three stories, farcical and magical, terse and baroque, domestic and picaresque, reveal that the disregarded laburnum in the forest has blazed with beauty all these years, and we should be the poorer for neglecting it.
M.R. Renukumar (ed)