Jaydeep Sarangy

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On 9 May 2022, Jaydeep Sarangi (Poet and Principal of New Alipore College, Calcutta) will inaugurate the New AISCLI Webinar Series. He will speak on “Dalit Vision: Movements, Texts and
Contexts”. Respondent: Alessandra Consolaro, University of Turin.

Abstract

Abstract
Dalit literature calls for liberation and freedom. Dalit aesthetics is built upon three major precepts
– the artist, the artistic creation and the reader. Dalit writers are in quest of human dignity. They write with a vision and a cause. Dalit literature stands for humanitarianism, linguistic directness and plurality; it is a literary movement for social change; and Dalit panthers are optimistic of social reforms. The artistic creation binds the artist and the reader. The artist pours out his experience and inspiration in his artistic creation. Dalit aesthetics cannot fully rely on pleasure giving beauty and taste. The paradigm of measuring a work of art should not be only based on pleasure giving sensation but arousing a sense of social consciousness can have its own aesthetic value. Dalit women speak  differently. Dalit feminism critiques mainstream feminism that excludes the theorization of caste pyramid in India. Dalit women’s writing help us to understand the different layers of caste and gender ideology that operates behind the physical and symbolic caste violence. Dalit Movement(s) in India shouts out loud against the age old caste stratification resulting in large scale cultural ragging.
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Biography

Jaydeep Sarangi is a writer, poet, critic, academician, editor, interviewer, translator and author of a number of significant publications on Australian literature, Indian writing in English,
postcolonial studies and Dalit literary movement in India. He was a faculty in English at Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya(V.U.), Kapgari and Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College (University of Calcutta), Kolkata. He taught at PG department of English, Vidyasagar University for ten years as a guest faculty. He travelled and delivered talks extensively at different universities and colleges in different parts of India and abroad. At present, he is Principal at the New Alipore College. He has
also been acting as the President of GIEWEC, and Vice-President of Intercultural Poetry and Performance Library, Kolkata. He has travelled across the globe as a resource person and writer. His books, research articles, translations and poems are in library archives in different universities in the world.

Jaydeep Sarangy