Dalit Visions: The Anti Caste Movement And The Construction Of An Indian Identity, Rev. Edition, Pa

Dalit Visions The Anti Caste Movement And The Construction Of An Indian Identity Rev Edition Pa 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 an

  • Title: Dalit Visions: The Anti Caste Movement And The Construction Of An Indian Identity, Rev. Edition, Pa
  • Author: Gail Omvedt
  • ISBN: 9788125028956
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 languageDalit 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.

    One thought on “Dalit Visions: The Anti Caste Movement And The Construction Of An Indian Identity, Rev. Edition, Pa”

    1. 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. 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 this. Names and provides reference to number of personalities neglected by mainline media/historiography.

    3. 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 [...]

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