Annihilation of Caste. The Annotated Critical Edition. by B.R. Ambedkar Edited by S. Anand Introduction by Arundhati Roy. Paperback; Ebook . Kraentk Sir, please purchase only the ORIGINAL VERSION of Annihilation of Caste written by ar alone. I recommend you not to purchase. Praise for the book. ‘Annihilation of Caste has to be read only because it is open to serious objection. Dr Ambedkar is a challenge to Hinduism No Hindu who.

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The future of the caste system and the future of Indian society are indissoluble. The hatchet was never buried. Inasmuch as the caste system is inextricably part and parcel of Hinduism, Ambedkar was in effect proposing the This is the text of a talk that was never given.

Geographical Thought of Doctor B. For instance, he did not have the resources to print The Buddha and His Dhammawhat may have been his last book. The discussion that followed post the speech between the two, was interesting enough to be published in this book. Kill the target in the eyes of the reader.

Annihilation of Caste

View all 9 comments. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Mar 28, Anuja rated it it was amazing. Annihilation of Caste is an undelivered speech annihilattion in by B. The book also contains Mahatma Gandhi’s views on the book in the newspaper ‘Harijan’ and Dr Ambedkar’s reply to Gandhiji. But the world owes much to rebels who would dare to argue in the face of the pontiff and insist that he is not infallible.

The case was not different in the early ‘s when the Hindu revolutionaries began to question the basis for their smritis and s Annihilation of Caste is a breach of peace. In h “My quarel with Hindus and Hinduism is not over the imperfections of their social conduct.

Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar popularly also known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, and editor. After these arguments, Ambedkar makes some concrete suggestions about how to dissolve the institutions of caste once and for all – intermarriage and religious scriptural reform among them.


I do not know how precisely applicable Ambedkar’s ideas are to the caste landscape of India now I assume Annihilatuon 07, Varad Deshmukh rated it it was amazing. Gandhi supported caste system, calling it the way of life where work is divided to the worthy and deserved. When he published the speech at his own expense, he chose to make public his entire correspondence with the Mandal, thus offering a prehistory of the speech in the very first edition.

Indeed, it helped me understand racism in the Americas as well. Overcoming numerous social and financial obstacles, Ambedkar became one of the ambedkat outcastes to obtain a college education in India. However, after perusing Ambedkar’s speech which was much more radical than they had anticipated, they asked him make some changes in it. In the second edition of his book, Ambedkar replied to Gandhi’s comments. I began reading this book with scepticism thinking that this is a work of an idologue but I was so mistaken to hold such a view.

She manages to convey an intimate and deeply felt sensitivity to the history that produced Annihilation of Caste. So, has hindusim been nothing but a passed heirloom of life style and habits? Ambedkar — a figure like W. Like, the explanation of the voting system which came about as a result of the Poona pact was sketchy. Ambedkar was posthumously annihilagion the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in Annihilation of Caste is a prolific work by Dr.

Its annual conferences had previously been addressed by members of cast whose names bore the entitlement of caste and privilege: The way I see it, Annihilation of Caste is not just about abolishing caste. However, it ambedkra not my fault; but I will not die a Hindu, for this is in my power.

Annihilation of Caste Cover of the first edition of Annihilation of Caste. For someone like me who has been privilege-blind and caste-deaf all their life, and utterly impaired in Indian history My only education in history was through textbooks and reading them gives you an impression that all India was one big non-violent mass coming together against the only problem it had – the Annihilqtion without any fault lines whichthe annotations explaining a few of the terms that might have gone right over my head were a great help.


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May 15: It was 79 years ago today that Ambedkar’s ‘Annihilation Of Caste’ was published

Eventually earning law degrees and multiple doctorates for his study and research in law, economics and political science from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, Ambedkar gained a reputation as a scholar and practiced law for a few years, later campaigning by publishing journals advocating political rights and social freedom for India’s so-called untouchables.

He was among the few people I met who had known Ambedkar personally. I have concluded that this is the most scholarly amnihilation I have ever read. I shudder to imagine if Babasaheb, may have inadvertently, helped the Hindutvavadis to gain traction and may have provided them with their pet theories through this book, which I am told was quite popular in its day. Disturbed because they seemed eerily similar to ambedka logic and arguments forwarded by the ‘Hindutva’ brigade.

Inwhen Ambedkar met Gandhi for the first time, Gandhi questioned him about his sharp criticism of the Congress which, it was assumed, was tantamount to criticising the struggle for the Homeland.

Probably more, given the consolidation of the wave of Hindutva happening across the country and the preeminence of the RSS and the BJP, particularly in light of the forces of Hindutva trying to claim Ambedkar as their own. It encapsulates the ideas of a rebel of how caste and religion oppresses people – socially, morally and economically.

Ambedkar wrote back to Har Bhagwan without mincing words: