Debrahmanising History has 5 ratings and 1 review. Conrad said: A superb look at Indian history from the Dalit-Bahujan perspective, this book part academ. Debrahmanising History Is A Sweeping And Radical Survey Of The Major Dalit- Bahujan Intellectuals And Movements Over Years Of Indian History, From. Debrahmanising History: Dominence and Resistence in Indian Society by Braj Ranjan Mani at – ISBN – ISBN

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Return to Book Page. Several critical questions apply here: Nevertheless, the book offers little that is original in terms of a new perspective of history. Dee marked it as to-read Aug 18, They bring to light several cases of public deception and chicanery historry blot the record of some of the most revered institutions and distinguished names within the field. In the end, Mani argues that despite the long-drawn tradition of resistance, “caste consciousness and the brahmanical mindset persist” in modern garb, in defiance of democratic ideals, causing India to remain one of the most unequal and unjust societies.

Five of the contributors are French and four are Indian. Rajadurai, this volume serves also as a reference work for activists and scholars on a range of issues related to the various anti-caste movements.

Debrahmanising History: Dominance and Resistance in Indian Society (Extensively Revised Edition)

Tables, plates, maps, notes, appendix, bibliography, index. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mani focuses on the writings, philosophies, teachings and services of counter cultural leaders that worked to hitory off the chains of brahmanism and establish their vision of an egalitarian society, people like Buddha, Kabir, Ravidas, Tukaram, Guru Nanak, Phule, Periyar, Iyothee Thass, Ambedkar, and others.


Tending simply to rehearse a synopsis of the fare presented on tele- debrahmsnising, the average daily, weekly or monthly columns in the Hindi print media and sadly, in most other Indian languages can barely be trusted to provide either a contemporary analysis or a critical commentary.

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Aligarh Kshetra ki Boli ke Adhar par, contains a mine of information on the rural life of the Brajbhasha-speaking region. Needless to say, these issues have been contentious, and continue to generate a great deal histpry debate and discussion.

Many myths, both debrahmznising and modern, lie shattered here. Refresh and try again. The English and Foreign K. Kalpagam brings into perspective the significant differences in political thought between the Bourdieu and the post-structuralist Foucault. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Orient BlackSwan Private Limited, Sakshi Makhariya marked it as to-read Oct 06, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


Ankush added it May 06, Subashini marked it as to-read May 21, Venugopal R marked it as to-read Feb 28, Chauhan Shahid Amin, ed. Daumal, provides a variegated portrait of this social—intellectual fas- cination with the Indian mystique.

The draft was meant to be revised after receiving feedback from contemporary observers; however, this planned enlarged glossary was never published. Take, for example, the enlightened hishory that believes in Marxism and swears by democracy.

Debrahmamising Ubhaykar rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Contrary to the Hindutva-RSS-type abuse and allegations, Debrahmanising History, as its subtitle announces, is about the tradition of dominance and resistance in Indian society. Contributions to Indian Sociology n. Jishnu Bhattacharya is currently reading it Jun 02, His social theory, or sociology, was guided by certain key concepts: An attempt in that direction, this searing critique of caste and dominant historiography is meant for all those who are – or want to be – part debrahmabising the ongoing struggle of human liberation.

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Collective self- analysis is suggested as the remedy for curing such national biases.