So reports the Mumbai-based publication dna:
Breaking away from normal poetic styles and conventions, Dhasal liberally used words and expressions typical to Dalits. In "Golpitha", he made use of the crude language normal in a red light area, shocking many readers.
Arundhati Subrahmaniam once described his poetry thus: "Dhasal is a quintessentially Mumbai poet. Raw, raging, associative, almost carnal in its tactility, his poetry emerges from the underbelly of the city - its menacing, unplumbed netherworld. This is the world of pimps and smugglers, of crooks and petty politicians, of opium dens, brothels and beleaguered urban tenements."