Bhimayana and the politics of inclusion

This year, Bhimayana, the graphic biography of Ambedkar, evocatively  drawn by Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam, was included in Delhi University’s B.A. ‘popular literature’ segment. It is being taught in over seventy colleges. Hindustan Times, reporting on this development, says: “This year, Delhi University chucked Gone with the Wind and James Bond from its optional paper (now compulsory) on popular literature in the English undergraduate course, and included Bhimayana, a book on some of the experiences of B.R. Ambedkar’s early life.”

Read the report here.


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