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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There is an underlying indignation, fierce and untainted, rightfully directed towards years of unwarranted injustice. She delves into very real documents to make us see the ‘real’ Gandhi who developed from ‘truth to truth’ in his political career, as she pointedly observes.

Segments were continuously published in the rationalist Tamil magazine Kudi Arasu. He ran Dalit candidates for British-run elections, with the intent of delegitimizing the elections to the rest of the population. The title says, “Selected works of Ambedkar, but the content holds nearly all the works of him. The rest is history. He was the only one who provided the much-needed leadership to the vast Indian population which responded to him brushing aside differences that are intrinsic to a heterogeneous country like India.

Not much has changed of yet. Nehru also offered Ambedkar some gratuitous business advice: Written init is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste system. Isn’t it against the very philosophical position of removing the divide? This is beyond my capacity, and I am, therefore, canvassing help from all quarters. Those who detest the imposition of inequality and who champion equality of opportunity for all men and all women in all walks of life, regardless of the lineage of their descent will be deeply stirred and inspired by this outspoken, heartfelt cry for the pulverization of all that prevents and poisons liberty, equality and fraternity.

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

How far a Reception Committee is justified in rejecting a President of its choice because of his address that may be objectionable to it is open to question. Return to Book Page. I annihilattion caste of all kinds should be abolished.

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The book also contains Mahatma Gandhi’s views on the book in the newspaper ‘Harijan’ and Dr Ambedkar’s reply to Gandhiji. He is direct, refusing to soften his words, presenting them as directly as a syllogism.

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Exclude the appendix and the introduction and the main essay is well thought through. That is not the case with annihilation of castes.

If it does, then India is still in safe hands. But I guess Gandhi succeeded in many ways, so did Ambedkar. If after considerable reasoning one is led to believe in any theory or philosophy, his faith is welcomed. The book is a great scholarly work. Ina Hindu reformist group invited B.

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. Jan 07, Tisaranavamsa rated it it was amazing Recommended to Tisaranavamsa by: Very well-researched, scathing and rational arguments.

Fraternity, enabling social mobility and conscious communication of interests. There is very little left of the saintly stature of the Mahatma once Roy is done with him, while Ambedkar, quite rightly, is left standing as the man in full control of his senses and his very considerable intellect.

Another important section in this book is his reply to the criticism of Gandhi to this work. The way I see it, Annihilation of Caste is not just about abolishing caste. She ridicules Gandhi’s rationalization when he had famously said, “My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at a given moment.

He believed social reforms should precede political reform. Ambedkar’s book for a more precise argument. The second part of the book is the text of the speech ‘Annihilation of Caste’ aannihilation, following by an exchange of letters between Gandhi and Ambedkar, and then amebdkar short essay on the Poona Pact.


Du Bois — offers a scholarly critique of Hindu scriptures, scriptures that akbedkar a rigidly hierarchical and iniquitous social system. Mar 09, Khush rated it it was amazing.

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 annihilatiob the time being.

I wonder why this sudden personal need to uphold Hinduism for me? Verso Books 18 November The few good ones and the many more that could have been New Year smiles: Oct 14, Ch Sandeep rated abnihilation it was amazing.

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 Books. He was bound to fail and stumble.

But why target Hinduism. It is over their ideals. Casteism is endemic in India, and is manifest in daily beatings, humiliations, rapes and murders. But in order to abolish this nonsensical clique of a annihulation, should I denounce the little faith I have assembled as a modern Hindu? The radical nature of speech forced the organizers to cancel the event where it was supposed to be delivered.

I mean I know it is Arundhati Roy. What is more revolutionary and indomitably courageous about Ambedkar and this work is that he questions the very authority of the vedas, upanishads and manu smritis itself. There is much more to him that has made him ‘Gandhi.