Jaati ki Samajh

Mahatama Buddh se Babasaheb Ambedkar aur Unke Baad

Gail Omvedt


Orient BlackSwan,

Language: English

144 pages

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Jaati ki Samajh Mahatama Buddh se Babasaheb Ambedkar aur Unke Baad is the Hindi version of the book Understanding Caste: From Budhha to Ambedkar and Beyond published by Orient blackSwan.

This book talks about the complex subject of caste in a very easy to understand way. It discusses the historical issue of caste and anti-caste movements. It tells us that how Dalit politics and the Dalit vision require going beyond even the term ‘Dalit’ and how it has contributed to being symbolic of the most oppressed and exploited sections within the graded hierarchies of caste. Discusses about Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram and Mayawati.

This book starts with Buddhism and radical bhakti, in the anti-patriarchal stands of early feminists, in the pervasive radicalism of the dalit activists—from Phule and Periyar, Ramabai and Tarabai, to Kabir, Tukaram and Ambedkar. The book also discusses the role of Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram and Mayawati in the rise of Dalit politics and Dalit power.

This book brings to the reader the failures and triumphs of the many efforts that have aimed to dissolve the oppressive facets of Hinduism and its caste ideology, and continue to organise in newer ways for 'another' possible world where equality and human freedom reign supreme. It also makes visible the logic of dalit politics and the rise of the Bahujan Samaj Party, as a major alternative to the rise of Hindutva.

This important and essential book will be an invaluable primer on the subject of Dalit to students of Dalit and caste studies and politics.

Gail Omvedt

Gail Omvedt (born 2 August 1941) is an American-born Indian scholar who has written extensively on caste and Dalit politics. She is the author of Dalits and the Democratic Revolution (1994), Buddhism in India: Challenging Brahmanism and Caste (2003) and Ambedkar: Towards an Enlightened India (2004), among other books.