Joothan literally means: food left on an eater's plate. This left over food meant more than this. This Joothan was a lifeline to author's family and community during rainy season and sweet for savouring during happy moments.
Omprakash Valmiki's life woven in these words and sentences, speaks truth and nothing more than this. The words pierce forcefully in heart and mind of readers, jolts readers conscience and asks does humanity exist? What equality means? Author's account of his Dalit community through his life is heart-rending and put our heads under shame and demands self-introspection from us.
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