9781784783525-1784783528-Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition

Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition

ISBN-13: 9781784783525
ISBN-10: 1784783528
Edition: Annotated
Author: Ambedkar, B.R.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Verso
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781784783525
ISBN-10: 1784783528
Edition: Annotated
Author: Ambedkar, B.R.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Verso
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ambedkar, B.R. wrote Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition comprising 416 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1784783528 and 9781784783525. Since then Annihilation of Caste: The Annotated Critical Edition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.63 or rent at the marketplace.

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“What the Communist Manifesto is to the capitalist world, Annihilation of Caste is to India.” —Anand Teltumbde, author of The Persistence of Caste

B.R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste is one of the most important, yet neglected, works of political writing from India. Written in 1936, it is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste system. Ambedkar – a figure like W.E.B. Du Bois – offers a scholarly critique of Hindu scriptures, scriptures that sanction a rigidly hierarchical and iniquitous social system. The world’s best-known Hindu, Mahatma Gandhi, responded publicly to the provocation. The hatchet was never buried.

Arundhati Roy introduces this extensively annotated edition of Annihilation of Caste in “The Doctor and the Saint,” examining the persistence of caste in modern India, and how the conflict between Ambedkar and Gandhi continues to resonate. Roy takes us to the beginning of Gandhi’s political career in South Africa, where his views on race, caste and imperialism were shaped. She tracks Ambedkar’s emergence as a major political figure in the national movement, and shows how his scholarship and intelligence illuminated a political struggle beset by sectarianism and obscurantism. Roy breathes new life into Ambedkar’s anti-caste utopia, and says that without a Dalit revolution, India will continue to be hobbled by systemic inequality.

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