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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And I don’t feel it was necessary, at least in the size it took shape in. Preview — Annihilation of Caste by B. Annihilation of Caste is an undelivered speech written in by B. But the conference itself was cancelled because Dr.

In addition, the idea of ‘karma’ plays a vital role in the Indian imagination. And then she strikes.

Not sure how much of it is her opinion and how much is fact – hope it’s opinion. A mahatma can grow from truth to truth. So, has hindusim been nothing but a passed heirloom of life style and habits?

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

In the very opening of his speech, he had written: Every sentence is a quotable quote. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Want to Read saving…. Since I annihulation not take religious books literally, most of the arguments in this speech were evident to me. The case was not different in the early ‘s when the Hindu revolutionaries began to question the basis for their smritis and shrutis.


Ambedkar maintained that the only way to get rid of the poison, is to cut off its source of supply — the Hindu scriptures. Item by item he has to reason out castw nook and corner of the prevailing faith.

Published January 1st by Blumoon Books first published May However, for me ahnihilation assassination of the Mahatma was a bit excessive.

I believe the Mandal could easily have found someone better qualified than myself to preside on the occasion. It encapsulates the ideas of a rebel of how caste and religion oppresses people – socially, morally and economically.

Annihilation of Caste

So far, the reform movements within the Hindu fold had been to remove caste inequalities and get the “untouchables” Ambedkar was one into the fold of the mainstream, without challenging the tenets of the religion itself.

In Hindus it existed in the name of ‘caste’. I haven’t yet read ‘Hatred in the Belly’ yet I’m gonna read it after writing this review. Ambedkar who fought against the country’s practice of untouchability. But I guess Gandhi succeeded in many ways, so did Ambedkar.

Annihilation of Caste is a prolific work by Dr. Sign up here for discounts and quicker purchasing. Quite a nuclear bomb of a book.

I recommend this book to be read by every Indian, especially by every ‘Hindu’ and by all youngsters.

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I think it is a great book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This a truly scholarly essay for every Indian to read. Cawte have questioned the authority of the Mahatma whom they revere. In her excellent book-length introduction, Arundhati Roy takes on the Mahatma and exposes both his disappointingly racist views on South Africa’s blacks during his two decades in the country, and his damaging doublespeak on caste.


I do not recommend that edition of this book published with Arundhati Roy’s ‘Introduction’. But in no civilised society is division of labour accompanied by this unnatural division of labourers into watertight compartments. That is the meaning of such caste restrictions as inter-dining and inter-marriage … These cste my views I am opposed to all those who are out to destroy the Caste System.

So let me take each in turn. 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.

The book is a great scholarly work.

Infact, it has proved many thinkers wrong that we have a strong sense of Indianness and continue as one nation.