Life of an Untouchable
Verso, 9781859841488, 320pp.
Publication Date: February 17, 1998
Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, German (7/25/2000)
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 a 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.