Rethinking Caste and Resistance in India
Edited by Murzban Jal
The book Rethinking Caste and Resistance in India is a collection of essays by prominent thinkers on the historist and humanist transcendence of the caste system such that an authentic democracy can bloom in India. It locates caste as not only a social problem, but a moral evil and schizophrenia affecting Indian civilization. Besides reflecting on Jotiba Phule, Karl Marx and B.R. Ambedkar this book also traverses through Nietzschean genealogy , communalism in colonial India , the need for radical education to fulfil the democratic revolution, the literature of Triveni Sangh, questions of social exclusion and inequality, the story of Ekalavya in the Mahabharata and the asking of pertinent questions to the Indian left.