E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 2, 2023

Muslimvadam Literature: A Generalized Narrative of Muslimism in the Two Telugu-Speaking States of India

Author(s): M Jagadish Babu


Muslimvadam Literature, literature of Muslimism, is an emerging form of minority literature in the two Telugu-speaking states of India. Shaik Yousuf Baba, one of the prominent writers of this genre, sheds limelight on the lives of Muslims through his stories and wishes to break the stereotypes weaved around Muslim lives. In doing so, however, his representation of Muslims residing in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states reduces the complex diversity of Muslim lives and homogenizes the Muslim ‘experience’. This paper attempts to tweak his theory of Muslimvadam from the perspective of comparative literature by using concepts such as ‘plurality’ and ‘difference’ and come up with theoretical suggestions for the inclusiveness of diverse Muslim experiences.

Keywords: Minority Literature, Muslimvadam Literature, Muslim Lives, Prejudices, Muslim Lives, Skybaba

Pages: 508-514

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