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Twin Cankers Of The Nation

Neo-liberal Hindutva, says Teltumbde in this brilliant book, should be met by reformed Ambedkarists and Marxists in a fight to destroy caste and class

Twin Cankers Of The Nation
Twin Cankers Of The Nation
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2018-07-27T15:37:43+05:30

Anand Teltumbde, back in 2016, had advanced Ambedkar studies with his engaging historical study Mahad: The Making of the First Dalit Revolt. Since then, he has published several books and articles, but none enjoying the significance of his newest one: Republic of Caste (2018). While most of this work is based upon revised and updated articles that appeared in EPW, the book is remarkably up to date, with extensive discussions of events like the Bhima-­­­­Kor­­egaon incident, or the tra­gic spate of suicides by Dalit PhD students in the wake of the shocking suicide of Rohit Vemula. This is, the­­­re­fore, a timely book too.

In today’s India, which Teltumbde cha­­ra­cterises in his subtitle as “the time of neoliberal Hindutva,” the world’s largest democracy has managed to produce some of the world’s smallest, cordoned-off zones for the expression of that democracy—and that too (think of Ramlila Mai­dan in Delhi) for a fee. As the author states: “If...

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