untouchables my family s triumphant journey out of the caste system in modern india

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Author : Narendra Jadhav
ISBN : 0520252632
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the tradition of "Kaffir Boy," this international bestseller "captures the life of India's villages and Bombay's slums with an anthropologist's precision and a novelist's humanity" ("Asia Times").

British Untouchables

Author : Mr Paul Ghuman
ISBN : 9781409494317
Genre : Social Science
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Dalits, formerly called 'untouchables', remain the most oppressed community in India, and indeed in South Asia and have, until recently, been denied human and civic rights. On emigration to the UK and other Western countries they faced a double disadvantage: caste discrimination and racial discrimination from 'white' society. However, in the late 1990s, second-generation Dalit professionals challenged their caste status and Brahmanism in the West and in South Asia. This work provides a major study on the issues facing the education of Dalit children and young people growing up in Britain. The book is based on extensive fieldwork and uses a qualitative research methodology, including in-depth interviews with parents, teachers and children, and detailed observations in homes, schools and places of worship e.g. gurdwaras. It offers a detailed view of areas such as socialisation of children, schooling and education, examination success, parental perceptions of education, bilingualism, acculturation patterns, cultural conflicts and caste and social identities. Central to this work, too, is a thorough introduction to the religious concepts that underpin the notion of 'untouchability' in Hinduism. This is a significant contribution to this under-researched community by a scholar who is one of the leading authorities on the education of South Asian children in Britain.

Writing Resistance

Author : Laura R. Brueck
ISBN : 9780231537568
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary impact on various Indian linguistic regions, yet few scholars have attempted to situate the form within contemporary critical frameworks. Laura R. Brueck's approach goes beyond recognizing and celebrating the subaltern speaking, emphasizing the sociopolitical perspectives and literary strategies of a range of contemporary Dalit writers working in Hindi. Brueck explores several essential questions: what makes Dalit literature Dalit? What makes it good? Why is this genre important, and where does it oppose or intersect with other bodies of Indian literature? She follows the debate among Dalit writers as they establish a specifically Dalit literary critical approach, underscoring the significance of the Dalit literary sphere as a "counterpublic" generating contemporary Dalit social and political identities. Brueck then performs close readings of contemporary Hindi Dalit literary prose narratives, focusing on the aesthetic and stylistic strategies deployed by writers whose class, gender, and geographic backgrounds shape their distinct voices. By reading Dalit literature as literature, this study unravels the complexities of its sociopolitical and identity-based origins.


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Author : V. T. Rajshekar Shetty
ISBN : UOM:39015017728646
Genre : History
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"Every hour -- two Darts are assaulted. Every day -- three Dalit women are raped, two Dalits are murdered, two Dalit houses are burnt". -- Human Rights Education Movement in India V.T Rajshekar writes: "The Dalit is not only forbidden to enter the home of a Brahmin, but he must also not draw water from the same well, nor eat from the same pot or plate. He must not glance at or allow his shadow to fall on the Brahmin. All these acts will pollute the 'pure' Brahmin. The Dalit 'is not only Untouchable, but also Unseeable, Unapproachable, Unshadowable and even Unthinkable". Dalit: The Black Untouchables of India is the first book to provide a Dalit view of the roots and continuing factors of the gross oppression of the world's largest minority. (over 150 million people) through a 3,000 year history of conquest, slavery, apartheid and worse. Rajshekar offers a penetrating, often startling overview of the role of Brahminism and the Indian caste system in embedding the notion of "untouchability" in Hindu culture, tracing the origins of the caste system to an elaborate system of political control in the guise of religion imposed by Aryan invaders on a conquered aboriginal/Dravidian civilization. He exposes the almost unimaginable social indignities which continue to be imposed upon so-called untouchables to this very day -- despite the outlawing of untouchability -- with the complicity of the political, criminal justice, media and educational systems. Under Rajshekar's incisive critique, the much-vaunted image of Indian nonviolence shatters. This new updated and illustrated Third Edition includes: Y.N. Kly on the Dalit plight as a warning to African-Americans; Runoko Rashidi on "Blacks as aGlobal Community"; and the recent U.S. Congressional Bill 4215 on human rights in India, which marks the first U.S. Congressional recognition of the Dalit plight.

India Calling

Author : Anand Giridharadas
ISBN : 9781429950626
Genre : Social Science
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Reversing his parents' immigrant path, a young American-born writer returns to India and discovers an old country making itself new Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all trying to go that way," pointing to the rear. "You, you're going this way?" Giridharadas was returning to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. But he was interested less in its gold rush than in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams. In India Calling, Giridharadas brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of his émigré family history and his childhood memories of India. He introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. He shows how parents and children, husbands and wives, cousins and siblings are reinventing relationships, bending the meaning of Indianness, and enduring the pangs of the old birthing the new. Through their stories, and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself.

Outcaste A Memoir

Author : Narendra Jadhav
ISBN : UOM:39015051625484
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Outcaste: A Memoir Is A Multilayered Personalized Saga Of The Social Metamorphosis Of Dalits In India. At One Level, It Is A Loving Tribute From A Son To His Father. At Another, It Gives An Intelligent Appraisal Of The Caste System In India And Traces The Story Of The Awakening Of Dalits Traversing Three Generations. At Still Another Level, It Is Reflective Of The Aspirations Of Millions Of Dalits In India. Written In The First Person, At Times From The Perspective Of Narendra Jadhav S Parents, Damu And Sonu, And At Other Times From His Own, The Book Traces The Remarkable Journey Of Damu From A Small Village At Ozar In Maharashtra To The City Of Mumbai To Escape Persecution. In The City, Although Illiterate And Despite The Disadvantages Of His Mahar Caste, Damu Earns Respect In The Various Jobs He Undertakes. Even More Heartening, His Children And Their Offspring Go On To Fulfil All His Aspirations, Rising To High Positions In Their Chosen Careers, And Overcoming, Finally, The Barrier That Had So Bedevilled His Own Life. Damu S Refusal To Cave In To Any Type Of Injustice And His Iron Determination Form The Heart Of The Book. But Outcaste Is Much More Than A Personal Recounting Of The Downside Of The Caste Divide In India. It Also Examines Dalit Issues In The Context Of The Dalits Awakening Spearheaded By The Champion Of Human Rights, Babasaheb Ambedkar, The Independence Movement, The Civil Disobedience Movement, Gandhiji S Relation With Ambedkar, The Mass Conversion Of Dalits To Buddhism In 1956, And Caste In Its Contemporary Reality. A Crucial Landmark Is Damu S Own Transformation Under The Spell Of Ambedkar. The Radical Change In Damu And His Family, Their Sloughing Off Of Servility, And Their Self-Esteem Are Seamlessly Woven Into The Narrative. The Book Ends With A Note Of Self-Realization: That In Modern India Dignity Rests In The Minds And Hearts Of People, And That Obsolete Prejudices Do Not Really Matter. Enlivening The Text Are Personal Anecdotes, Some Funny, Some Sad And Some Heart-Warming. And Running Like A Refrain Throughout Is The Clarion Call Of Ambedkar, Educate, Unite And Agitate . Poignant And Simple, Outcaste Makes For Fascinating Reading.

Far Eastern Economic Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121684869
Genre : East Asia
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Public Library Core Collection

Author : John Greenfieldt
ISBN : 0824210948
Genre : Public libraries
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Author : Narendra Jadhav
ISBN : 9322008350
Genre : Dalits
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