Close Scrutiny of the Unheard Voices of Subaltern People: In Mamang Dai’s “The Voice of the Mountain’’

  • M Subha MPhil scholar, Department of English, St. Johns College, Palayamkottai, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli
Keywords: Subaltern, Unheard Voice, Nature, Mountain

Abstract

Literature has the power to amplify the stories of those who have been historically marginalized. Subaltern identifies people who don’t have voice of their own. They are economically and geographically backward people who are exploited by those in power. Subaltern people are subjugated and exploited and are neglected by upper class society. In this paper Mamang Dai’s one of the famous poems “The voice of the mountain” deals with the alienation, identity crisis and day to day issues faced by the Subaltern people. It also talks about how ruthless the subaltern people are cornered in the society by the privileged class. In this poem Mamang Dai compare Subaltern people’s voice and Mountain together. The main goal of Subaltern Studies is to proclaim the rights of the voiceless and to have a systematic and informed discussion of those people. To those marginalized people, Indian literature has started to pave the way for their voices to be heard.

Author Biography

M Subha, MPhil scholar, Department of English, St. Johns College, Palayamkottai, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli

Literature has the power to amplify the stories of those who have been historically marginalized. Subaltern identifies people who don’t have voice of their own. They are economically and geographically backward people who are exploited by those in power. Subaltern people are subjugated and exploited and are neglected by upper class society. In this paper Mamang Dai’s one of the famous poems “The voice of the mountain” deals with the alienation, identity crisis and day to day issues faced by the Subaltern people. It also talks about how ruthless the subaltern people are cornered in the society by the privileged class. In this poem Mamang Dai compare Subaltern people’s voice and Mountain together. The main goal of Subaltern Studies is to proclaim the rights of the voiceless and to have a systematic and informed discussion of those people. To those marginalized people, Indian literature has started to pave the way for their voices to be heard.

Published
2024-03-15
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