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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If after considerable reasoning one is led to believe in any theory or philosophy, his faith is welcomed. Hinduism is a set of rules, not principles, so it is difficult to find alternate, more progressive, interpretations.

Indeed, it helped me understand racism in the Americas as well. Can we really call him a bigot? He argued for the demolition of the religious basis for the caste system – including the total rejection of the Vedas, which to him was a body of worthless literature.

Anand after AoC in the book. Annnihilation is said to have informed Ambedkar on phone about his inability to help him.

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

Few of the many things I found interesting: Ambedkar logically and exhaustively argues why Hindus must do away with caste-system. Ambedkqr Terrible discrimination has always existed Dr.

I sincerely that hope I am wrong and ill-informed regarding this. Quotes from Annihilation of C With a Reply to Mahatma Gandhi. To ask other readers questions about Annihilation of Casteplease sign up. In addition, the idea of ‘karma’ plays a vital role in the Indian imagination.

Amhedkar mean any normal thinking person will at once see the cruelty and cunning innate to such a system that has worked for over two centuries now. Casteism is endemic in India, and is manifest in daily beatings, humiliations, rapes and murders.


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Caste puts a limit on enjoyment. And as long as there are writers like Roy in India, ambdkar can be sure that India will tame the monster of caste. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar popularly also known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, political annihipation, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, and editor.

Oct 14, Ch Sandeep rated it it was amazing. Even today there would be very few scholars to have courage to say what Ambedkar said and followed during They wanted to remove caste inequalities within Hinduism.

Kill the ajbedkar in the eyes of the reader. The hatchet was never buried. After much deliberation, the committee of organizers decided to cancel their annual conference in its entirety, because they feared violence by orthodox Hindus at the venue if they held the event after withdrawing the invitation to him.

Since ‘caste’ is sanctioned by the religious texts; not observing caste means rejecting Hinduism. I read Gandhi as a high school student, and liked him, but it was not until I read Ambedkar that I felt like I had really found something good.

View all 6 comments. In all subsequent editions of Volume 4 of the Babasaheb Ambedkar: Should be made compulsory reading in schools.

What’s more, it is relevant for more than just caste in India. We need to take Ambedkar seriously. What would Ambedkar end up saying? Written init is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste system. This book shattered a lot of the notions I had about Anbihilation, India’s freedom struggle and the caste system in India; this should be necessary accompaniment to our history textbooks.

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

Jul 06, Justin Podur rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved 5 April vaste Nov 10, Shreya Shreya rated it really liked it Shelves: Whatever label he wears in future, Dr. But really speaking, who is better and more worthy of our respect—the Mahomedans and Christians who attempted to thrust down the throats of unwilling persons what they regarded as necessary for their salvation, or the Hindu who would not spread the light, who would endeavour to keep others in darkness, who would not consent to share his intellectual and social inheritance with those who are ready and willing to make it a part of their own make-up?


Jan 15, Surbhi Singh rated it anhihilation was amazing.

Geographical Thought of Doctor B. The oppression of the backward classes: The book is everything that you expect it to be, even accounting for the high standards to be expected from the man who literally wrote the Indian constitution. He has never touched trading, which is his ancestral calling.

Read the Speech of Ambedkar, mabedkar read the letters exchanged between Gandhi and Ambedkar and only then read the essay written by Arundhati Roy titled “The Doctor and the Saint”.

Oct 29, Akshay Narayanan rated it it was amazing. As I mention in the review, my review could be ill-informed and ignorant. But in order to abolish this nonsensical clique of a system, should I denounce the little faith I have assembled as a modern Hindu?

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There’s also ‘A Note on the Poona pact’ by S. Apr 14, Mohit rated it it was amazing. Disturbed because they seemed eerily similar to the logic oof arguments forwarded by the ‘Hindutva’ brigade. All this is to say that it stands on its own. There isn’t an integrating force in caste in Hinduism On Reform – Inter caste marriages is a powerful driver of change, something that is become more pronounced in Indian cities today.

For the text of the Annihilation of Caste itself- well it’s too important a document to be going about giving ratings.