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The author of this novel is not a Dalit. He belongs to the forward community. When he was teaching in a Teachers’ Training Institute, 50% of his students were Dalits. He had a soft corner for them and took measures to improve their English learning skills. Even now when he happened to meet them elsewhere in the city, they recognize him, recall his help and tell that they are well off as teachers in schools. In his career, the author had listened to their life stories in private chats. When in his State, Dalits were murdered for loving upper caste girls, he thought of penning this novel. This novel highlights their problems. He has also tried to expose the darker side of the academic institutions in this novel as well.