WHY I AM NOT A HINDU: A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy. by Kancha Ilaiah. Let me make it clear, however, that I am not . Why I Am Not a Hindu. A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd – Retired, Director, Centre for Study of. Who – or what – is a Hindu? There are no easy answers to this question. From the Oxford English Dictionary: Hinduism: A major religious and.

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Either from within or outside our country. From the experience of reading your replies posted earlier — because you pretend to sleep. How nott higher caste bastis have been torched and razed in land or other disputes?

Why I Am Not a Hindu

This book is very relevant for its take on contemporary political and class conflict. I read this because this is my specialist subject.

All the same a Hindu is told to respect and value the training to read Veda mantras, but not the Goudaa skills of producing something which has market-value and consumption-value. There were only his own caste people.

Illaiah hasn’t provided evidence for his claims himdu mythology.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. When you have a problem you want to use the court to support your rights but will cast aspertions when you feel otherwise. Why do not Brahmins demand creamy layer clause for general categories? The brahminical economy even devalued production for the market and privileged its spiritual-mental labour over all other labour processes. Especially Blacks and Hispanics. The Greenhouse effect and global warming 6. Your search — DR. No ruling class in the world is as dehumanized as the Indian brahminical castes.

This system is the same as class! For about three thousand years you people learnt only how to teach and what to teach others — the Dalitbahujans. The author extrapolates some of his observations concerning the life of the dalitbahujan in a specific location in Andhra Pradesh to all of South Asia.

Had you been near me, I would have lifted you on my head and taken you around on the strrets. World Prostitution the devadasis Their only agenda is to denigrate Hinduism, disintegrate india and convert people to islam and christianity. Why do you not condemn these developments? Where is the question of Brahmins or Bahujans here. These two extreme views prevent any attempts at peaceful syncretic coexistence by the rest of the society….


However, I have a slight caveat when he says that the communist revolution has been hijacked by Brahmins. The fact that a Shia did it or that a Sunni did it is of no consequence. However, instead of trying to forge a classless society, they have been busy forming their own caste-based platforms and more importantly, aligning to the traditional Hindu model of attaining power based on caste.

The parts in which author describes ilaixh childhood experiences are true to the word and was a great read as I personally saw these instances in childhood.

And if this does not exist, and yet everything else exists, it is still not Vedic religion. During the post-colonial period their energies were diverted to manipulate education, employment, production and development subtly. Ilaiau Ilaiah’s book is a must read for anyone who has not understood the crippling role that caste and brahminism play in india, and how brahminism has increasingly co-opted more and more upper caste shudras who are helping to keep the rest of the dalit bahujans deprived o One of the most definitive works on presenting the dalit bahujan way of life.

Olaiah else, this over skepticism would be called paranoia. Its a bit like wearing glasses — if you see the world thru pink glasses, it will appear noh. Dalits were also hit by more murders, rapes and kidnapping than in The organisation has been founded by Manjul himself to preserve such rare manuscripts which he says are a treasure-trove for those who want to learn about ancient Marathi literature. Sukra Charya said July 23, After examining the Attendance Kanncha of earlier Interviews, it is very clear that there were only three candidates in the Interview for the Assistant Professor conducted on 13th July, at Secretariat, Silavssa.

As it does Dalits at workplace. I know from some close associates that they have ties with terrorist organizations and dalit empowerment id just a mask they use. The arguments are mostly repetitive, so instead of analysing them in hnidu chapter-wise, I will try to present the gist of what I gathered here.


STs have near equal sex ratios, but then the homogenous dalitbahujan community falls apart! Despite this, why is it that brahminical dance has acquired so much value? The title of the book made me think that this book was about atheism from an Indian’s perspective something I have been longing to read for a long time now.

Why should we give everything to brahmins our women, the products from the toil. As an English-language proper noun rather than its equivalent in an Indian language, “Shepherd” is meant to demonstrate a symbolic break with the cultural norms Ilaiah believed “Brahmins” sought to “impose” on Indian society. We criticize its rapist,racist and fascist Gods. This whole ont is a specialized knowledge in itself.

Why I Am Not a Hindu by Kancha Ilaiah

Despite my calling you such horrible names repeatedly, still you did not retaliate and call me names. But do that without defaming brahmins or anybody else. The author makes a detailed comparison of hindu culture and dalit culture. T Rajshekhar, who was dismissed from his job in the Indian Express due to his connections with Sikh terrorism.

A compilation of 52 major books and selected articles and essays of Bharat Ratna B R Ambedkaralso known as Babasaheb, who was a hindi nationalist, jurist, Dalit political leader and a Buddhist revivalist.

Kancha Ilaiah – Why I am not a Hindu | Dalit Nation – The Only Authentic Voice of Dalits

And there’s a huge left leaning rhetoric in the arguments or in the way of looking at daily lives, yet the reader need not be distracted.

We do not criticize which the Brahmans tell us verbally! whh

Still they call themselves intelligent.