It is fate of marginal groups everywhere to bear the burden of this ‘double-consciousness’ – one’s self-worth, one’s sense of self is never one’s own, but always refracted through the eyes of the powerful, who gazes at him with ‘contempt and pity’. As time goes by, one starts believing in the narrative of the dominant group, one internalizes others’ judgements about him.
Author: Mosarrap Khan
Mosarrap H. Khan is a founding-editor at Cafe Dissensus.
I fear the present atrocities against Dalits to be a prelude to more violence against Muslims in India. Let me explain.