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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They knew also that he had in unequivocal terms decided to give up Hinduism. It caset question your perspectives and mindset on Indian society and Hinduism. I mean I know it is Arundhati Roy.

The forthright points of his essay are that the treatment of these untouchables – the religious and ritual approval of treating them as subhumans – is the great crack in the armor of any Indian nationalist or any Indian society. These are very discomfirting, specially since they came from one of the founding fathers of our nation, whose intellect was beyond comparison and whose life was committed to the upliftment of the oppressed and not from the journals or propaganda pieces of the Sangh or other ‘Hindutva’ elements.

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

Gandhi, despite his sterling reputation in decolonization, held deeply prejudiced views towards both native Africans and Dalits untouchablesand was consistent in akbedkar them political representation. You could see the clarity of thought and statesmanship of the Doctor in every argument.

The Duel The duel between the two stalwarts goes long back in time, much before the speech was published. I shall be satisfied if I make the Hindus realise that they are the sick men of India, and that their sickness is causing daste to the health and happiness of other Indians.


Then the kids would have understood the real situation at a much younger age rather than studying half baked and flattering stories about Indian leaders and Indian History. The essay is a masterpiece. This of course means that all other books of Hindu religion such as Vedas, Shastras, and Puranas, which are treated as sacred and authoritative, must by law cease to be so, and the preaching of any doctrine, religious or social, contained in these books should be penalized ” The mandal refused to allow an audience for Ambedkar’s speech for the very reason that, “at least the word “Veda” be left out for the time being.

Reading the speech in the twenty-first century, one annihilxtion not be able to appreciate fully how explosive it was at that point of time. He is direct, refusing to soften his words, presenting them as directly as a syllogism.

I have criticised the Hindus. But in no civilised society is division of labour accompanied by this unnatural division of labourers into watertight compartments. Should be made compulsory reading in schools.

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

It was not given because ambedkarr the proposed text was presented to the Jat-Pat Todak Mandal, a Hindu reformist organization the governing members of whom had invited the already-prominent Lawyer-politician Ambedkar to address them, it was rejected, no doubt because it advocated the complete dismantling and annihilation of the caste system.

This served as a rational and insightful introduction into the wrongs committed by ‘Hinduism’ and Indian society at large.


But the conference casye was cancelled because Dr. As the book belongs to a writer from repressed community, it goes without mentioning that It is one of the world’s Most Under-Rated Annijilation. Annihilation of Caste is an undelivered speech written in by B. It was intended to be a speech but due to certain circumstances he could not deliver the speech.

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Ambedkar’s book for a more precise argument. Dec 23, Vinay rated it it was amazing. That is not the case with annihilation of castes. He was among the few people I met who had known Ambedkar personally. As the audience, you periodically wince, but you also enjoy the systematic dismantling of the Other – in this case, Gandhi and Hinduism.

As I mention in the review, my review could be ill-informed and ignorant. Sep 18, Saloni Mehra rated it it was amazing. Views Read Edit View history.

I still believe that everything that Roy wrote about him was true. Verso Books 18 November I was blown away by the diverse lines of arguments Ambedkar has put forward – history, anthropology, religion, psychology, politics and humanitarianism among others.

I’m only familiar with the ‘first past the post’ system we have in India now. Cste is defended on the ground that oc caste system is but another name for division of labour; and if division of labour is a necessary feature of every civilised society, then it is argued that there is nothing wrong in the caste system.

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