Dalit author’s works removed from from English syllabus in Delhi University

Delhi University slammed for removing renowned author Mahasweta Devi’s short story and two Dalit authors from the English syllabus.

In the Academic Council (AC) meeting held 15 AC members submitted a dissent note against the decision and functioning. They alleged there had been “maximum vandalism” in  English syllabus .

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They first  removed two Dalit authors  Bama and Sukhartharini  and replaced them with “upper caste writer Ramabai”.

“Moreover the Committee refused to accept any short story by Mahasweta Devi despite her iconic status globally as a writer and being a winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Jnanpith Award and Padma Vibhushan from the Government of India,” an AC member said.

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