Bama (born ), also known as Bama Faustina Soosairaj, is a Tamil, Dalit feminist, committed teacher and novelist. She rose to fame with her autobiographical novel Karukku (), which for Dalit children in Uttiramerur. Bama’s Karukku has been translated to English and Kusumbukkaran and Sangati to French. Using Bama’s Karukku as a case-study, it explores the shift between the generic conventions Bama’s Karukku appeared in the Tamil version in (English. Karukku is the English translation of Bama’s seminal autobiography, which tells the story of a Dalit woman who left her convent to escape from the caste.

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Karukku by Bama

Karukku is an wonderful novel which I read with my whole heart…………Want to meet the writer Bama at least once in my life time…………. Get to Know Us. Mar 20, Conrad Barwa rated it really liked it Shelves: Bama focuses on two aspects, religion and caste to throw light on the oppression Dalits face. Though I read Karukku in English, I was touched. Beyond all the oppression englih humiliation there is HOPE.

I have always loved reading about the emotionally open and evocative relationships that women share with themselves, their bodies, their several identities. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

‘Karukku’: An Autobiography By Bama Exploring Her Tamil, Dalit And Christian Identity

Part of that disillusionment also came from the difference between wha This is the story of a Tamil Dalit Christian Women!


I wish I read it in tamil But I couldn’t get hold of the tamil version. And yes, that is how it had to be.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In when a Dalit woman left the convent and wrote her autobiography, the Tamil publishing industry found her language unacceptable. This is the first autobiographical book for reviewing feels very wrong. Its nuance is incredible, as she describes not only her experiences as Dalit and a woman, but also the loneliness of her everyday life.

It’s a ridiculous book where Bama cries and whines from starting to end. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. But most of the book feels like one big rant on social injustices with barely any mention of any extraordinary acts, either by her or the people around her.

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Cody rated it liked it Oct 25, She writes simultaneously of humorous incidents she remembers from her childhood, the games she used to play with her friends, good meals with her family and the oppression of her community by the police, upper-castes, and the convent.

The first autobiography by a Dalit woman writer and a classic of subaltern writing, it is a bold and poignant tale of life outside mainstream Indian thought and function.

In Karukku, Bama attempts to provide us a glimpse of her life as a Dalit girl growing up in a village in Tamil Nadu. In when a Dalit woman left the convent and wrote her autobiography, the Tamil publishing industry found her language unacceptable.


I only wish it would have been done in a more readable way. He opined that this could bj a reflection of the pathetic state of affairs of Dalits and anything concerned with them in our country, whether it is Dalit literature or Dalit art ln.

Bama rendered her tale in simple and plain words. Revolving around the main theme of caste oppression within the Catholic Church, it portrays the tension between the self and the community, and presents Bama’s life as a process of self-reflection and recovery from social and institutional betrayal.

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Focused on the observations and thoughts of the narrator, at times the story seemed to exist in a vacuum. Shafeeq Valanchery karukkh it liked it Oct 02, This slim book ultimately proved a chore to get through.

Dec 01, Anejana. No offense miss if you’re reading this.