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Dr Ambedkar and untouchability : analysing and fighting caste / Christophe Jaffrelot.

By: Jaffrelot, Christophe.
Publisher: Delhi : Permanent Black, 2005Description: xiii, 205 p. : maps ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 8178241560 (pbk.) ; 9788178241562 (pbk.) .Subject(s): Ambedkar, B. R. (Bhimrao Ramji), 1891-1956 | Statesmen -- India -- Biography | Dalits -- Social conditions -- 20th century | India -- Politics and government -- 1947-DDC classification: 323.1092 JAF Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction : The first Dalit leader of India -- 1. Maharashtra between social reform and anti-Brahmin mobilisation -- 2. Ambedkar : son of a Mahar soldier -- 3. Analysing and ethnicising caste to eradicate it more effectively -- 4. In the political arena, against Gandhi -- 5. Searching for an electoral strategy -- 6. Opposition or collaboration? : Ambedkar's pragmatism and resilience -- 7. Shaping the Indian constitution -- 8. 'solution' of conversion -- 9. impact and revelance of Ambedkar today.
Summary: Ambedkar, the first Untouchable ever to be formally educated, pioneered new strategies, philosophically and practically, which continue to prove effective, not least in the inspirational example he set to India's Untouchable community in their struggle for social and political rights.
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Includes bibliographical references p.(198-202) and index.

Introduction : The first Dalit leader of India --
1. Maharashtra between social reform and anti-Brahmin mobilisation --
2. Ambedkar : son of a Mahar soldier --
3. Analysing and ethnicising caste to eradicate it more effectively --
4. In the political arena, against Gandhi --
5. Searching for an electoral strategy --
6. Opposition or collaboration? : Ambedkar's pragmatism and resilience --
7. Shaping the Indian constitution --
8. 'solution' of conversion --
9. impact and revelance of Ambedkar today.

Ambedkar, the first Untouchable ever to be formally educated, pioneered new strategies, philosophically and practically, which continue to prove effective, not least in the inspirational example he set to India's Untouchable community in their struggle for social and political rights.

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