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").

Life Stories A Guide To Reading Interests In Memoirs Autobiographies And Diaries

Author : Maureen O'Connor
ISBN : 9781610691468
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

British Untouchables

Author : Mr Paul Ghuman
ISBN : 9781409494317
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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.

Poverty And Social Exclusion In India

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Despite India’s record of rapid economic growth and poverty reduction over recent decades, rising inequality in the country has been a subject of concern among policy makers, academics, and activists alike. Poverty and Social Exclusion in India focuses on social exclusion, which has its roots in India’s historical divisions along lines of caste, tribe, and the excluded sex, that is, women. These inequalities are more structural in nature and have kept entire groups trapped, unable to take advantage of opportunities that economic growth offers. Culturally rooted systems perpetuate inequality, and, rather than a culture of poverty that afflicts disadvantaged groups, it is, in fact, these inequality traps that prevent these groups from breaking out. Combining rigorous quantitative research with a discussion of these underlying processes, this book finds that exclusion can be explained by inequality in opportunities, inequality in access to markets, and inequality in voice and agency. This report will be of interest to policy makers, development practitioners, social scientists, and academics working to foster equality in India.

Ants Among Elephants

Author : Sujatha Gidla
ISBN : 9780374711382
Genre : History
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A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2017 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017 A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2017 "Ants Among Elephants is an arresting, affecting and ultimately enlightening memoir. It is quite possibly the most striking work of non-fiction set in India since Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, and heralds the arrival of a formidable new writer." —The Economist The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary—and yet how typical—her family history truly was. Her mother, Manjula, and uncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule. They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice, but also full of possibility. In the slums where they lived, everyone had a political side, and rallies, agitations, and arrests were commonplace. The Independence movement promised freedom. Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people, little changed. Satyam, the eldest, switched allegiance to the Communist Party. Gidla recounts his incredible transformation from student and labor organizer to famous poet and founder of a left-wing guerrilla movement. And Gidla charts her mother’s battles with caste and women’s oppression. Page by page, Gidla takes us into a complicated, close-knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and a more just society. A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing: a personal history of modern India told from the bottom up.

Public Library Core Collection

Author : John Greenfieldt
ISBN : 0824210948
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Far Eastern Economic Review

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Outcaste A Memoir

Author : Narendra Jadhav
ISBN : UOM:39015051625484
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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.

The Modi Effect

Author : Lance Price
ISBN : 9781623659394
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the author of Where Power Lies and The Spin Doctor's Diary, comes a new book that tells the story of Narendra Modi's meteoric rise to power on the international stage, The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's Campaign to Transform India. With exclusive access to the architects of Modi's campaign, Prime Minister Modi and his current cabinet, Mr. Price has delivered an insider's account of this incredible political movement. In examining Modi's character and his position as leader of an increasingly powerful nation, Mr. Price explores the global impact of Modi's victory and its on-going transformation of international politics. On May 16, 2014, Narendra Modi was declared the winner of the largest democratic election ever conducted in human history. But how did this impoverished chai wallah, who sold tea on trains as a boy, rise to become Prime Minister of India? Political parties in the West pride themselves on the sophistication of their election strategies, but they all have a lot to learn from this election. Modi's campaign was a master class in modern electioneering. His team created an election machine that broke new ground in the use of social media, the Internet, mobile phones, and digital technologies. Modi took part in thousands of public events, but in such a vast country it was impossible to visit every town and village in person. How did he do it? Via "virtual Modi"-a life-sized 3D hologram-beamed to parts of the vast nation he could not reach in person. These pioneering techniques brought millions of young people-the holy grail of election strategists everywhere-to ballot boxes. Under Narendra Modi's leadership the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a crushing victory in the 2014 general election leaving the Congress Party of the Gandhi political dynasty in disarray. For the first time in the history of India, an opposition leader swept to power with an overall majority. Former BBC correspondent and political consultant Lance Price was granted exclusive access to Prime Minister Modi and his team of advisers to write this book. With complete freedom to tell the story as he found it, Price details Modi's rise to power, the extraordinary election victory, and its aftermath. The book examines Modi's rise, his unprecedented mass appeal despite the controversies surrounding him (including the West shunning him), and the pivotal role he will now play on the international stage. The Modi Effect exposes the changing landscape of electioneering in twenty-first century global politics through the story of Modi's campaign, when message management and technological wizardry combined to create a vote-winning colossus.

The Service Of The State

Author : Bhaskar Ghose
ISBN : 9788184755756
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Is the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) still the most appropriate institution to govern twenty-first-century India? Should a cadre of generalists head organizations as complex and diverse as industrial units; museums and rural development boards? If it had to be replaced; what is the best alternative? Drawing on his experience of thirty-six years in the IAS; Bhaskar Ghose addresses these and other major questions regarding the role; relevance and effectiveness of India’s long-established but often controversial system of state administration in The Service of the State. Ghose argues forcefully that the IAS is still the best option and one moreover that substantially fulfils its functions—and fulfils them well. Though its once sterling reputation has been tarnished by allegations of corruption; political subservience and declining standards of efficiency; there are still sufficient numbers of dedicated public servants. These administrators; spanning diverse social backgrounds; seniorities and regional profiles; draw on established traditions of duty and of cooperation within the service to deliver—to the best of their ability and often in the face of considerable odds—the goods of development. This reflective and luminous memoir is not only a portrait of a lifetime’s service to the state; it is also a timely and persuasive argument for a system of governance that has had a critical impact on India since Independence.

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