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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Jan 27, Vivek Gothwal rated it really liked it. I applied for the post and was interviewed by the Selection Committee on 2nd July, I am looking for books similar to this that are more academically inclined. Man has always tried to subjugate fellow-man; however, only in India has it been legitimised with the stamp of religion and a complicated system of beliefs so that the downtrodden also came to believe in his unworthiness.

The critique about Telugu textbooks in my schooling is particularly enlightening. You gave too many stupid warnings, jail threats, even misquoted the constitution…spoke too much nonsense, and already got the wheel turning.

Oct 28, Dibyajyoti Basak rated it really liked it. I am not a brahmin however I hate people pointing fingers at others for their own suffering. How brahmins have taken away our gods is still a shame. Let us take the others. But the reason why it was suddenly brought to a head in the early nineties is, according to many, is the Mandal Commission Report, which advocates greater number of reserved seats for the backward castes in educational institutions and government jobs, which the Janata Dal government implemented a couple of years before.


It’s just author’s plain frustration absurdly vented out – fodder for all those who prefer asinine Brahamnical bashing. Kancha 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.

The purpose of this article, however, is not to harp on this argument and defend Agniveer stance. Or else, this over skepticism would be called paranoia. I am Jasvankumar V. I was selected for the above-mentioned post.

Reading the Vedas or teaching in a school does not require much investment of physical labour or creative thought. Naveen rudriahs are examples of enlightened realism and liberated pragmatism. Hinduism says, even though Ravan is brahmin, if he is evil, he be destroyed.

A known person worked in a govt based research place. The father summoned that boy. A Dalit activist, [2] Ilaiah is often identified as being a Dalit himself in news reports, [6] [7] although he was in fact born into an Other Backward Class community.


Am throughly ashamed but i do not want to say anything coz i do not want my words to be misused by you again. Its a bit like wearing glasses — if you see the world thru pink glasses, it will appear pink. Hinduism may have its faults — I prefer to correct it, as we go along. I have 7 years of Experience in teaching English at U. The productive Dalits are exploited to keep this order in place.

Mr Chumber, If you can exercise your imagination a little bit more you can find a lot of substance to write on the topics above.

Of this, I am sure. Why not celebrate the beauty and skill of a Goudaa, which over and above being an art, science and an exercise has productive value. I already told you, you are not an aboriginal Indian. Jul 16, Izzy rated it did not like it.

The ancient theoretical kacha of the thesis leisure as life was propounded by Vatsyayana in the Kamasutra, where he constructs a nagarika citizen as one who embodies this notion. This is vethi from Tamil Nadu. All the abuse heaped by these so called dalits cannot change this relaity of Hinduism.

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Retrieved 7 August Even the most contemporary texts on human rights cannot come closer. If they can go to any extent to promote Bible or Quran, why create a ilaiab when Agniveer tries to promote Vedas in same vein. A Brabmin dance teacher, while dancing certainly combines both physical and mental labour but does not encounter a risk in every step. According to the Planning Commission guidelines, these funds cannot be diverted for any other purpose.


Lastly, I also differ with Mr.

Therefore it became compelling for me to seek justice. Aug 14, Nick rated it really liked it Shelves: Chumber who is enlightenig us to beware of the evils. Vinay Wyh, No brahmin created any system. All of this supports his conclusion that nothing short of a revolution would change the systems of oppression. It becomes clear in the responses of the present as well as the former principals of Silvassa College, Naroli.

When we watch that the cunning Brahman priest class misguided uswe criticize both Brahmans and their evil Gods.

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Kanccha is a shame and should be bumped off. You are casting aspersions on the judiciary which is trying to help people like you. Why Chumber, are you are a mullah in the disguise of an Adi-dharmi? We may organize in a village or block but our ultimate goal must be for all. Successive waves of Aryan migrations from Middle Asia did indeed subjugate and displace other cultures, but it was a slow process of assimilation.