‘Master, the country is now free’: The Bhajan and Orality in Gujarati Dalit Poetry

  • GOpIKA JADEJA, Author

Abstract

“The untouchables have no Press. The Congress Press is closed to them and is determined not to give them the slightest publicity. They cannot have their own Press and for obvious reasons. No paper can survive without advertisement revenue. Advertisement revenue can come only from business and in India all business, both high and small is attached to the congress and will not favour any Non-Congress organisation. The staff of the Associated Press in India, which is the main news agency in India, is entirely drawn from the Madras Brahmins—indeed the whole of the Press in India is in their hands—and they, for well-known reasons, are entirely pro-Congress and will not allow any news hostile to the Congress to get publicity. These are reasons behind the control of the Untouchables.”

Published
2018-02-05
How to Cite
JADEJA, GOpIKA. ‘Master, the country is now free’: The Bhajan and Orality in Gujarati Dalit Poetry. SummerHill, [S.l.], v. 21, n. 1, p. 8 pages, feb. 2018. ISSN 0972-1452. Available at: <http://iias.ac.in/ojs/index.php/summerhill/article/view/27>. Date accessed: 21 july 2018.