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Dalit Visions: the Anti-caste Movement Epub Dalit Visions The Anti Caste Movement Author Gail Omvedt Bandcamptomp3.co.uk Dalit Visions Explores And Critiques The Sensibility Which Equates Indian Tradition With Hinduism, And Hinduism With Brahmanism Which Considers The Vedas As The Foundational Texts Of Indian Culture And Discovers Within The Aryan Heritage The Essence Of Indian Civilisation It Shows That Even Secular Minds Remain Imprisoned Within This Brahmanical Vision, And The Language Of Secular Discourse Is Often Steeped In A Hindu Ethos The Tract Looks At Alternative Traditions, Nurtured Within Dalit Movements, Which Have Questioned This Way Of Looking At Indian Society And Its History While Seeking To Understand The Varied Dalit Visions That Have Sought To Alter The Terms Of The Dominant Order, This Tract Persuades Us To Reconsider Our Ideas, Listen To Those Voices Which We Often Refuse To Hear And Understand The Visions Which Seek To Change The World In Which Dalits Live.

10 thoughts on “Dalit Visions: the Anti-caste Movement

  1. says:

    A very informative and quick reference book for anybody wanting to know modern anti caste movement in India Gail Omvedt s style of writing is quite accessible.

  2. says:

    A concise survey of the attempts at imagination and construction of Dalit adi Shudra identity in contrast to Brahminical Hinduism The book explains the failure of these attempts till now and the success of Congress and later Parivar in countering thi...

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    Gail Omvedt started the book on expected lines, i.e., by denouncing vedic tradition as the central focus of Hinduism She highlights the dangers of Hindu nationalism and outlines the Gandhian reformist and Nehruvian secular methods adopted by different sections to counter this danger She argues that the attempt is flawed because it validates the general identification of the Hinduism with the tradition of India or Hindu with Bharatiya.Then she goes on to introduce the dalit approach which proclaim a politics of identity and which define Hinduism itself as an oppressive class caste patriarchal force The introduction gives a snapshot of the trajectory of dalit politics in India especially from the 1970s with the founding of the Dalit Panthers.I have always felt a discomfort listening to or reading dalit discourse because of its outright denouncement of all that is valued by Hindu tradition I think I was expecting something different from this book However that matter was laid to rest when I read in the introduction that the impetus to challenge the hegemony and validity of Hinduism is part of the very logic of Dalit politics Along with popular faces of the movement like Ambedkar, Phule and Periyar the bo...