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Social Dominance and Marginalzie Voice in Sharankumar Limbale’s :The Outcaste (Published)

In the year 1958 the term Dalit Literature was first used in the conference of Maharashtra Dalit Literature Society (Maharashtra Dalit Sahitya Sangha) held at Mumbai in 1960. The word Dalit is derived from crushed, destroyed, which leads to the meaning of depressed. This word was expanded by Dalit panther, including not only schedule tribe and schedule caste, but all those people who were oppressed.  The word Dalit is used for those people who are socially and economically low in status.  In simple words, they are uneducated and backward.  Dr B. R. Ambedkar with his philosophy tried to unite the Dalits.  Gandhi called them harijan which means the children of God, but in modern time it is used as a negative sense. The social system is the creation of the human mind. The social system is the construction of ideology toward a particular group of upper and lower class. India is only a country where Dalits are wounded by the social dominance. They are the victims of religion and still they cannot get justice.  During the British rule they could not go in the temple. Dalits are at the bottom of the Hindu caste system and despite laws to protect them; they still face widespread discrimination in India. Many Dalits are landless and effort to empower their living standard is being made.

Keywords: Marginalzie Voic, Outcaste, Sharankumar Limbale, Social Dominance