Biography’s special issue on Caste and Life Narratives, guest edited by Subramanian Shankar and Charu Gupta, is officially available on Project MUSE at http://muse.jhu.edu.eres.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/issue/36728
Volume 40, Number 1, Winter 2017
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editors’ Introduction
   “‘My Birth is My Fatal Accident’: Introduction to Caste and Life Narratives,” pp. 1-15
S. Shankar, Charu Gupta
LITERARY LIVES
   “Speaking Self, Writing Caste: Recovering the Life of Santram BA,” pp. 16-43
Charu Gupta

   “The Dalit Personal Narrative in Hindi: Reflections on a Long Literary Lineage,” pp. 44-63
Tapan Basu

    “Tamil Dalit Literature: Aesthetics, Politics, and Life Narratives,” pp. 64-76
Parthasarathi Muthukkaruppan

    “Bending Biography: The Creative Intrusions of ‘Real Lives’ in Dalit Fiction,” pp. 77-92
Laura Brueck
LIVES IN VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE CULTURES
   “Periyar as a Biopic: Star Persona, Historical Events, and Politics,” pp. 93-115
Swarnavel Eswaran

   “Affective Returns: Biopics as Life Narratives,” pp. 116-139
Bindu Menon
“Caste Life Narratives, Visual Representation, And Protected Ignorance,” pp. 140-169
Y. S. Alone
“Mangala Bansode and the Social Life of Tamasha: Caste, Sexuality, and Discrimination in Modern Maharashtra,” pp. 170-198
Shailaja Paik
LAW, SOCIETY, AND NARRATIVES OF THE SELF
   “Brahmanical Activism As Eco-Casteism: Reading The Life Narratives Of Bindeshwar Pathak, Sulabh International, And ‘Liberated’ Dalits,” pp. 199-221
Mukul Sharma

   “Invisibility of ‘Other’ Dalits and Silence in the Law,” pp. 222-243
Sumit Baudh
OUT OF INDIA

   “Stories Of Dalit Diaspora: Migration, Life Narratives, And Caste in the Us,” pp. 244-264
Shweta Majumdar and Anjana Narayan

   “Caste in Japan: The Burakumin,” pp. 265-287
June A. Gordon
   Select Bibliography, pp. 289-292
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