Namdeo Dhasal’s New Language- A reflection of the conscience of the oppressed

Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal challenged Brahminical literature and sought to reconstruct a caste-less society through his works.

This podcast is based on the article "Namdeo Dhasal’s new language" that was published in EPW journal on 27th October, 2018.


Yogesh is a poet, columnist, writer and founder of Panther’s Paw Publication. He is also a PhD scholar at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He is studying the History of Ambedkarite Shahiri in Maharashtra.


January 15 is marked as the death anniversary of Poet extraordinaire Namdeo Dhasal, and EPW pays homage to him with this feature.


We recommend reading the following related articles as well: "English-ing’ Anti-caste Literature in Maharashtra", "The Birth of the Dalit Protagonist", "Love in the Time of Baluta", "Towards a Theory of Dalit Literature".


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