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Published by Prestige Books in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • India.,
  • Unites States.


  • Indic literature -- Dalit authors -- History and cciticism,
  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life,
  • Dalits in literature,
  • African American in literature,
  • Marginality, Social -- India,
  • Marginality, Social -- Unites States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesLiterature of marginality
Statementedited by N.M. Aston.
ContributionsAston, Nathan M.
LC ClassificationsPK2907.U56 D345 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination152 p. ;
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3594651M
ISBN 108175511168
LC Control Number2002302362

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