Untouchable: Dalits in Modern India

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S. M. Michael
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999 - Social Science - 183 pages
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Exploring the enduring legacy of untouchability in India, this book challenges the ways in which the Indian experience has been represented in Western scholarship. The authors introduce the long tradition of Dalit emancipatory struggle and present a sustained critique of academic discourse on the dynamics of caste in Indian society. Case studies complement these arguments, underscoring the perils and problems that Dalits face in a contemporary context of communalized politics and market reforms.
 

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The few pages of this book that I just read in my hurried research, show fluidity and ease of language only possible when there is a thorough knowledge of the subject. Excellent, interesting, informative. Thank you. Patrissia Cuberos

Contents

Who Is a Dalit?
11
Dalit Visions
25
Phules Critique of Brahmin Power
43
Representing Hinduism
75
Misrepresenting the Dalit Movement
93
State Market and the Dalits
131
Dalits and Rural Development
155
The Contributors
173
About the Book 183
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