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Why I Am Not a Hindu: A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy Kindle Edition
“Mr. Ilaiah’s books such as God as Political Philosopher: Buddha's Challenge to Brahminism, Why I Am Not a Hindu, Post-Hindu India: A Discourse in Dalit-Bahujan Socio-Spiritual and Scientific Revolution explore new ideas and are provocative…challenge conventional thinking, the majority Hindu view and the caste system as an element of Hindu practice.”
(The Indian Express, 15 November 2018)
“About lived realities, work, instruments, culture and social relations…products of years of field work.” (The Indian Express) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
His paper ‘Experience as Framework of Debate’, which appeared in the Economic and Political Weekly, set up new terms for the debate on the reservation policy during the anti-Mandal struggle in 1990. His contributions have appeared in Economic and Political Weekly, Frontier and Mainstream and in major national English dailies like The Hindu, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Indian Express, Deccan Herald and Deccan Chronicle. He is also a regular contributor to Telugu magazines and to dailies like Vaartha and Andhra Jyothi.
As his books raised a major debate in English and other regional media, he wrote a book in Telugu, Manatatwam (Our Philosophy), which put the Dalit-Bahujan productive philosophy in a new perspective. The book became an ideological weapon among Dalit-Bahujan and Left circles in Andhra Pradesh. Among his books are Turning the Pot, Tilling the Land: Dignity of Labour in Our Times and The Weapon of the Other: Dalit-Bahujan Writings and the Remaking of Indian Nationalist Thought.
Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd was a post-doctoral fellow with Dalit Freedom Network, Denver, Colorado, 2004-2005 and as a member of the network, he has deposed before several international committees about the historical role of caste and untouchability in sustaining a modern form of slavery in India. He was a member of the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) that took the caste and untouchability issue to the UN Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia at Durban in 2001. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07KYDSXJP
- Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd; 1st edition (5 February 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 1200 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 187 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #63,758 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The negatives of the book may be the lack of thorough research. But duly compensates with logic and common sense.
Finally, i bow down before kanche ilaiah shepherd for his tremendous contribution to man kind.