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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Protest as Theme and Resistance as Technique : Australian Aboriginal Poetry and Dalit Poetry
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This paper compares Australian Aboriginal poetry with texts and contexts of one of India's minority groups. Dalit poetry is written in Telugu, on of the major regional languages of India, and like Aboriginal literature, Dalit incorporates a literature of resistance which has 'contributed to radical change in social, cultural, political and literary fields' in India. 'Culturally and historically speaking, Australian Aboriginal poetry and Dalit poetry have different roots and destinations but age-old exploitation being the common theme and inspiration, a comparative study of these two literatures can be of interest. Besides, both groups claim to be the original inhabitants of their countries and both produce fourth world literatures which express direct protest and condemnation of their oppressors' (217).

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    y separately published work icon Austral-Asian Encounters : From Literature and Women's Studies to Politics and Tourism Cynthia Van Den Driesen (editor), Satendra Nandan (editor), New Delhi : Prestige Books , 2003 Z1141845 2003 anthology criticism prose

    'This collection of papers signals the emergence of innovative developments in Australian Studies. In the area of cultural theory, some of the brightest talents from Australia, New Zealand and India theorize the fresh insights emerging through exploration of the commonalities of the shared colonial and postcolonial experience of these regions.' (Publication summary)

    New Delhi : Prestige Books , 2003
    pg. 217-225
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