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Depressed Deities

Subtitle: Aching Subjects in Akkarmashi

Authored By: Praveen Kumar Anshuman & Ravi Prakash Chaubey

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789389824414

Year of Publication: 2020

Pages: 158

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  Religion & Philosophy

Price in Rs. 315.00

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I believe that this book would be helpful for the readers, teachers and researchers to understand the life, thoughts, struggle and spirit of Sharankumar Limbale, and the significance and relevance of the text, ‘The Outcaste’ in the present time. I also hope that this book would be widely welcomed by the world of literature.

-          Jai Prakash Kardam, an Eminent Author


“‘Depressed Deities’ is an essential reading for academicians and scholars interested in the literature of the oppressed communities across boundaries. It’s one of those few books that I would always cherish to keep in my personal book shelves.”

-          Rob Harle, an Australian Writer & Reviewer


About the Book


Depressed Deities: Aching Subjects in Akkarmashiis a critical reception of the Indian Dalit classical autobiography of Sharankumar Limbale, The Outcaste (2003), which is an English translation of Akkarmashi (originally written in Marathi) by Santosh Bhoomkar. This book examines several significant aspects of the text prominent among which are the predicament of the ostracized community and the lives of the subjugated female characters. The discussion included in this work widens the scope for researchers to explore many uncharted dimensions in the field of the Dalit studies.

About the Author


Dr. Praveen Kumar Anshuman has been working as Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi since 2010. He did his UG, PG, and Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has published six books- Stoppardian Coconuts: Soft Within though Hard Without, Changing Complexion of Delhi: A Study of Jhuggi-Jhopdi Cluster and Cultural Transition, Ecosensibilities: Finding Path to Harmony, Aakhar Sovat Naahin, Maanush Jaagat Naahin, and The Famished Gods: Speaking Selves in Akkarmashi. Depressed Deities: Aching Subjects in Akkarmashi is his seventh book that deals with Sharankumar Limbale's autobiography, The Outcaste (Akkarmashi), through a critical lens.


Ravi Prakash Chaubey is a Research Fellow at the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He did his M.Phil. from the same University. He completed his graduation from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He has published three books- Aakhar Sovat Naahin, Maanush Jaagat Naahin, and The Famished Gods: Speaking Selves in Akkarmashi. The present volume is his fourth book.