Phoolan Devi: The Autobiography Of India's Bandit Queen

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The Autobiography of India’s Bandit Queen Pradip Sarikhada To me, Dalit is not the caste. He is a man exploited by the social and economic traditions of this country. He does not believe in God, rebirth, soul, holy books teaching separatism, fate and heaven because they have made him a slave. He does believe in humanism. Dalit is a symbol of change and revolution (qtd. in Pujari 142). Above definition of dalits has been written in a letter to Zelliot by Gangadhar Pantawane. In this above citation Dalits and their positions have been beautifully explained. Dalits are the broken-down, depressed, oppressed and backward people. They have been under the suppression and oppression of the upper caste people since centuries. Many Dalit women have written their autobiographies so that other people also know their saga of sorrows. Phoolan Devi also has been an illiterate Dalit woman who could neither read nor write. Her autobiography I, Phoolan Devi: The Autobiography of India’s Bandit Queen is a heart-rendering story of her life. She has to live her life in utter poverty. They were only two living sisters and she had no brothers. That’s why her uncle usurps their property. He makes a big house and he wants that Phoolan Devi and her family may remain poor. Phoolan Devi is known as the Bandit Queen of India. She was born on August 10, 1963 in a village Ghura Ka Purwa in Jalaun District in Uttar Pradesh. She was born in a lower caste called mallah (boatmen). Her father, Devi Din and

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