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Language: English
Publisher: Bhatkal And Sen
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Omprakash Valmiki’s Jhootan is an autobiographical book, which describes his life as an untouchable in the newly independent India of the 1950s.


Joothan refers to the left over food on the plate destined for the garbage or the family pet. Valmiki writes about his life story and his predicament as a Dalit and what it took for him to bear with the humiliation each and every day of his childhood. In the book, the author writes about the untouchables in India and how they have been the underdogs of the society for centuries. Despite of untouchability being abolished in 1949, Dalits continue to face discrimination, violence and economic deprivation even to this day. The author shares his struggle to survive the drudgery and his transformation under the influence of the B. R. Ambedkar. Jhoothan is the outcry of  long-silenced and long-denied sufferings of Dalits.

About Omprakash Valmiki

Omprakash Valmiki is a prolific Hindi poet and writer. He currently works at the Ordinance Factory, Dehradun and has authored books like Salaam, Dalit Sahitya Ka Saundaryashastra, Safai Devta, etc.

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Author Omprakash Valmiki
Author Info

Omprakash Valmiki, a poet and a literary critic, is an established name in Hindi literature. He works at the Ordinance Factory, Dehradun.Arun Prabha Mukherjee is Assistant Professor, Department of English, York University, Toronto. She is a well-known scholar of... Read More

Book Details
Publisher Bhatkal And Sen
ISBN-13 9788185604633
ISBN-10 8185604630
Language English
Edition 2nd Edition
Binding Paperback
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Jayant Mehrotra
08 May 2012

I received this book yesterday only and started reading almost immediately.I belong to the nearby place mentioned in it.Its absolutely true not fiction.A marvelous work with pinching(true) words.Everyone who wants to see the real face of rural castecisum must read it.

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Sharanya Banerjee
11 Sep 2011
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This book Joothan is a marvellous book ever i have read.
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    Book: Joothan: A Dalit's Life (English) by Omprakash Valmiki
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