<span class="smallCaps">Five</span> A Book Also Travels

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780198071877
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080724 | DOI:
Five A Book Also Travels

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This chapter tells the story of how small cheap booklets (chhoti kitabein) disseminate Dalit political and critical knowledge among literate, semi-literate people, and also disseminates among illiterate villagers by transforming from print to orality. It documents the travels of chhoti kitabein from authors and publishers to the villagers and their role in politicizing Dalits and creating a Dalit public sphere in the villages of Uttar Pradesh.

Keywords: cheap booklets; chhoti kitabein; dalit political knowledge; villagers; politicization

Chapter.  8828 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Indian Politics

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