An 'English goddess' for India's down-trodden

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An 'English goddess' for India's down-trodden

Postby Mr. G » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:08 am

A new goddess has recently been born in India. She's the Dalit Goddess of English.

The Dalit (formerly untouchable) community is building a temple in Banka village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to worship the Goddess of the English language, which they believe will help them climb up the social and economic ladder.

About two feet tall, the bronze statue of the goddess is modelled after the Statue of Liberty.

"She is the symbol of Dalit renaissance," says Chandra Bhan Prasad, a Dalit writer who came up with the idea of the Goddess of English.

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Re: An 'English goddess' for India's down-trodden

Postby tamdrin » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:01 am

thats cute :)

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Re: An 'English goddess' for India's down-trodden

Postby plwk » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:23 am

By any chance...another emanation of Lady Gaga? :tongue:

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