Story – Bhupen Hazarika’s revenge of sorts against a caste-ridden society

From early in his life, Bhupen Hazarika was at the forefront of a social battle against the entrenched forces of casteism that sneered at a member of the ‘Dom’ community making it as a musician of note, and kept him away from the upper-caste Brahmin woman he had loved. Eventually, when the spirited Hazarika did marry, it was to a Brahmin woman, his revenge of sorts against a caste-ridden society.

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