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Understanding caste : from Buddha to Ambedkar and beyond / Gail Omvedt.

By: Omvedt, Gail.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Orient Blackswan, 2011Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xii, 124 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9788125045731 (pbk.) .Subject(s): Caste -- India | Hinduism and politics -- India | Buddhism and politics -- India | Dalits -- Political activity -- indiaDDC classification: 305.5680954 OMV Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Two great traditions of India and the construction of Hinduism -- Before Hinduism : the Buddhist vision -- Before Hinduism : the devotional visions of Bhakti -- Hinduism as Brahman exploitation : Jotiba Phule -- Hindusim as patriarchy : Ramabai, Tarabai and the early feminists -- Hinduism as Aryan conquests : the Dalit radicals of the 1920s -- Hinduism as counter-revolution : B.R. Ambedkar -- Hinduism as Delhi rule : Periyar and the national question -- Independent India : Brahmanic socialism, Brahmanic globalisation -- Hinduism as feudal backwardness : the Dalit Panthers -- The logic of Dalit politics -- The rise of the Bahujan Samaj party -- Conclusion : Sita's curse, Shambuk's silence.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [107]-111) and index.

Two great traditions of India and the construction of Hinduism --
Before Hinduism : the Buddhist vision --
Before Hinduism : the devotional visions of Bhakti --
Hinduism as Brahman exploitation : Jotiba Phule --
Hindusim as patriarchy : Ramabai, Tarabai and the early feminists --
Hinduism as Aryan conquests : the Dalit radicals of the 1920s --
Hinduism as counter-revolution : B.R. Ambedkar --
Hinduism as Delhi rule : Periyar and the national question --
Independent India : Brahmanic socialism, Brahmanic globalisation --
Hinduism as feudal backwardness : the Dalit Panthers --
The logic of Dalit politics --
The rise of the Bahujan Samaj party --
Conclusion : Sita's curse, Shambuk's silence.

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