In the last part of the book Kamble becomes more vocal in the criticism of the

In the last part of the book kamble becomes more

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see an influence of Buddha in the text. In the last part of the book, Kamble becomes more vocal in the criticism of the educated Dalits who forget their roots and ignore the Dalit cause. She is also very critical about the educated Dalits adopting Hindu ways of life. Kamble talked about the responsibility of the present society. Even now, discrimination is not completely wiped out from our society. There are many villages, which should be brought into the light of mainstream. The educated people should work for them. Babasaheb
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83 worked meticulously to free the society from the clutches of upper caste Hindus. Now, those who enjoy freedom should work to unchain others. One could hear another reformer s sound in Baby Kamble s voice. A new inspiration is born out of her voice. Education, prosperity and comforts should not make us unaware of the problems of society. She is of the opinion that the educated people in the society should attempt to uplift the less fortuned. It seems that Kamble advocates collective efforts to be taken to maintain the social harmony. In order to keep society unite she insists to observe several Indian festivals. The narrative provides all the details of sociocultural festivals of Maharashtra. In this regard, Nilanjana Bhattacharya (2009), in her review of ‘The Prisons We Broke and The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Women’s Memoirs , says: Although both the texts centre on Dalit women and Dalit community, Kamble and Pawar s ways of narrating are quite different. Kamble talks mainly about the suffering of her community, the Ambedkarite movement, the Mahars responding to the call of Ambedkar and the community s participation in the Ambedkarite movement, only occasionally picking up the thread of her own life story; while Pawar focuses on her own life story situating it in the context of the Mahar community of Maharastra and their struggles during the post- Phule-Ambedkarite period. 3 To summarize, one can say that the memoir is a social document on the lives of the Dalits in India. Now, let us study the characters one by one. 1. Baby Kamble Baby Kamble, born to an entrepreneurial father, lives with her maternal grandparents during her childhood at Veergaon, a village in the Purander taluka in Pune district. She is declared dead when she was one and a half years old because she was not feeling well and had become unconscious. She was about to be buried. However, one of her elderly relatives there noticed that Baby was still alive.
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84 Baby is the only girl child of their parents. She is a beloved daughter and granddaughter of her parents and maternal grandparents. In Veergaon, the village of her maternal grandparents, she enjoys good relationship with all the Mahar families. She behaves well with all the people of the Mahar families as if they were her close relatives.
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