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by Jean-Luc Racine,Josiane Racine,Viramma Josiane Racine,John L. Varriano

Author: Jean-Luc Racine,Josiane Racine,Viramma Josiane Racine,John L. Varriano
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Verso (February 17, 1998)
Pages: 320 pages
Category: Biographies
Rating: 4.8
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Told over ten years to Josiane and Jean-Luc Racine, this is an intensely personal and moving self-portrait, informed by a sense of profound social change in contemporary India

Told over ten years to Josiane and Jean-Luc Racine, this is an intensely personal and moving self-portrait, informed by a sense of profound social change in contemporary India. To emancipationists Viramma is a Dalit, one of the oppressed; to Gandhians she is Harijan, a daughter of God; in her village she is still treated as an Untouchable, a Pariah. In this remarkable book she reveals the world of an extraordinary woman living at the very margins of Indian society. Publisher: London ; New York : Verso.

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Viramma: Life of an Untouchable by. Viramma Racine, Josiane Racine.

Life of an Untouchable. Told over ten years to Josiane and Jean-Luc Racine, this is an intensely personal and moving self-portrait, informed by a sense of profound social change in contemporary India. By Jean-Luc Racine, Josiane Racine and John L. Varriano Translated by Will Hobson. Category: Nonfiction. To emancipationists Viramma is a Dalit, one of the oppressed; to Gandhians she is a Harijan, a daughter of God; in her village she is still treated as an Untouchable, a Pariah.

Items related to Viramma: Life of an Untouchable. This is the story of Viramma, an agricultural worker and mid-wife in Karani, a village near Pondicherry in South-East India

Items related to Viramma: Life of an Untouchable. Racine, Jean-Luc; Racine, Josiane; Varriano, John L. Viramma: Life of an Untouchable. ISBN 13: 9781859841488. This is the story of Viramma, an agricultural worker and mid-wife in Karani, a village near Pondicherry in South-East India. Her life was recounted to Josiane and Jean-Luc Racine over ten years.

The Journal of Asian Studies

The Journal of Asian Studies English Français. The Journal of Asian Studies. Volume 58, Issue 3. August 1999, pp. 885-886. Viramma, Life of an Untouchable. By Josiane Racine Viramma, and Jean-Luc Racine. Translated by Will Hobson. Unesco Collection of Representatives Works. London and New York: Verso, 1997. Eleanor Zelliot (a1).

Josiane & Jean-Luc Racine. Viramma is so full of the joys of spring and given to singing village songs with ribald lyrics that it is, at times, easy to forget the indignities she has had to endure as a Dalit woman.

John L. Varianno, Jean-Luc Racine and Viramma Josianne Racine (1997). p. 293. ISBN 978-1859848173.

Told over ten years to Josiane and Jean-Luc Racine, this is an intensely personal . John L. Varriano, Jean-Luc Racine, Josiane Racine.

Told over ten years to Josiane and Jean-Luc Racine, this is an intensely personal and moving self-portrait, informed by a sense of profound social change in contemporary India.

“I walked forward with my head lowered, my heart heavy and my tears readyu to fall. But I was all alone in feeling like this: around me it was a holiday, the streets were swept and strewn with coconut leaves, the sky was blue and cloudless ... As if I was in a trance, I felt hands putting the tali around my neck and tying three knots in the string. Without thinking I prostrated myself before the burning camphor. We were married.” Viramma recalls her marriage at the age of 11.Virrama tells her fascinating life story with the unsentimentality, humour and dramatic sense of a born storyteller: her care free childhood; her marriage before puberty; giving birth to twelve children ‘very gently, like stroking a rose’; adult life as an agricultural worker ‘condemned to bake in the sun’; tales of gods and malign forces, like Irsi Katteri ‘the foetus-eater’, who cast their shadows over her daily life.Told over ten years to Josiane and Jean-Luc Racine, this is an intensely personal and moving self-portrait, informed by a sense of profound social change in contemporary India. To emancipationists Viramma is a Dalit, one of the oppressed; to Gandhians she is Harijan, a daughter of God; in her village she is still treated as an Untouchable, a Pariah. In this remarkable book she reveals the world of an extraordinary woman living at the very margins of Indian society.