By Sambaiah Gundimeda

This e-book is a ground-breaking intervention on Dalit politics in India. difficult bought principles, it makes use of a comparative framework to appreciate Dalit mobilisations for political energy, social equality and justice. The monograph strains the emergence of Dalit awareness and its assorted strands in north and south India — from colonial to modern instances — and interrogates key notions and occasions. those comprise:

  • the debate concerning center topics comparable to the Hindu–Muslim cleavage within the north and caste within the south;

  • the volume to which Dalits and different backward castes (OBC) base their anti-Brahminism on related ideologies; and

  • why Dalits in Uttar Pradesh (north India) succeeded in gaining strength whereas they didn't achieve this within the quarter of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh (south India), the place Dalit realization is extra evolved.

Drawing on archival fabric, fieldwork and case reviews, this quantity places ahead an insightful and incisive research. it will likely be of significant curiosity to researchers and students of Dalit reports and social exclusion, Indian politics and sociology.

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