Historical Compensation: The Eye of the Beholders

Authors

  • Reemaya Nepali
  • Tara Datta Bhatta Centre for Research, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v30i2.25560

Keywords:

government’s scholarship program, Badbhanjyang

Abstract

This article presents the subalterns' perspectives on government’s scholarship program in Badbhanjyang-1, Basundol, and Kathmandu. The information was analyzed and discussed using Spivak's (1988) subaltern theory to understand Dalit as special ability group and Bourdieu's cultural capital (1986) to know their different cultural assets at least in the field of education. This study showed that scholarship program was useful to educate and encourage the Dalit children to enroll in school. However, parents had to cover the additional expenses like exam fees, stationeries, and reference books. This additional financial burden to the parents had forced them to send their children for labor work rather than sending them to school. According to them, the scholarship program has not addressed the caste based social hierarchies rather it enforced them to feel themselves as inferior being ‘Dalit’ because it was given on the basis of the caste, as historical compensation to educate them.

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Author Biographies

Reemaya Nepali

Freelance Researcher and Sociologist

Tara Datta Bhatta, Centre for Research, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

Professor in English Education

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Published

2016-12-01

How to Cite

Nepali, R., & Bhatta, T. D. (2016). Historical Compensation: The Eye of the Beholders. Tribhuvan University Journal, 30(2), 139–154. https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v30i2.25560

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