Poetics and Politics of Water in Mahasweta Devi’s Water
Dr. Sowmya A
This paper draws from the reading of Mahasweta Devi’s Water the dynamics of caste politics constructed on water distribution practices. The writer cuts through the politics of hegemony exposing the strategies of keeping intact the hierarchies of caste system. The characters’ perception of water varies as per their social status in caste system. Water coalesces as a powerful repressive strategy in a greed-driven system that has the sanction of a structural hegemony to thwart the progression of marginal communities as it is only through exploitation that caste apartheid is sustained. At the centre of the story, we have Maghai whose response to water politics forms a critical basis in understanding the resilience of the exploited communities towards oppression.
Article Details
Unique Paper ID: 155338

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1

Page(s): 628 - 632
Article Preview & Download

Share This Article

Join our RMS

Conference Alert

NCSEM 2024

National Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Management - 2024

Last Date: 15th March 2024

Call For Paper

Volume 11 Issue 1

Last Date for paper submitting for Latest Issue is 25 June 2024

About Us

IJIRT.org enables door in research by providing high quality research articles in open access market.

Send us any query related to your research on editor@ijirt.org

Social Media

Google Verified Reviews