About the Book
The Dalit history, since decades, has been appropriated and erased to suit the twisted idea of the nation and national integrity. A closer look at the discourse on Dalit history begs answers for some important questions – Why and how has it become so easy to wipe out an entire history? Who are the beneficiaries of this erasure? Why Dalit history is not considered authentic? Who decides what ‘authentic’ really means? In present book, Author has attempted to establish historicity of Dalit participation in the 1857 Revolt in six chapters. The 1857 Revolt in Dalit perspective is discussed in the first chapter. The second chapter deals with the narratives of Dalit participation in 1857 uprising in Dalit literature. Mythical narratives of Dalit’s participation in the 1857 revolt is reviewed in the third chapter. The fourth chapter examined gender narratives of Dalit martyrs. Role of Dalit women in the 1857 rebellion has been explored in the fifth chapter. Last chapter establishes Dalit issue in National Movement. Hope this book will be helpful for Dalit historians in authenticating Dalit role in the 1857 Revolt in particular and national movement in general.
About the Author
Dr. Payush Das is an Assistant Professor of History at B.N Mandal University Madhepura. He has completed her Ph.D. in Modern History from Patna University. Prior to this, he did his M.A from P.G Department of History, Patna University, with specialization in Modern History. He has published 20 research papers in journal of national and international reputes. His current research explores Dalit participation in freedom movement of India. In particular, his research has the application of historical authenticity of Dalit literature.