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ERIC Number: EJ1067771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1849
"Bhimayana": Caste, Ambedkar, Art, and Pedagogy
Anand, S.; Vellanki, Vivek
Contemporary Education Dialogue, v12 n2 p271-277 Jul 2015
"Bhimayana" is a graphic novel that narrates Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's experiences of being discriminated against. Using a graphic form inspired by Pardhan Gond art, "Bhimayana" breaks popular conventions of graphic narratives published in the West. The narrative of "Bhimayana" is interlaced with contemporary events and brings to life Ambedkar's story in a compelling way while retaining its subtleties. In this interview, S. Anand reveals that although the book was not planned for children, it has potential as a pedagogical tool for exploring questions about caste-based discrimination. Anand talks about the book, its relevance in contemporary times, Dr. Ambedkar, and his journey in engaging with the issue of caste-based discrimination.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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