Debrahmanising History has 5 ratings and 1 review. Conrad said: A superb look at Indian history from the Dalit-Bahujan perspective, this book part academ. Debrahmanising History Is A Sweeping And Radical Survey Of The Major Dalit- Bahujan Intellectuals And Movements Over Years Of Indian History, From. Debrahmanising History: Dominence and Resistence in Indian Society by Braj Ranjan Mani at – ISBN – ISBN

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Log In Sign Up. Raghuramaraju does however admit Contributions to Indian Sociology n. The volume, thus, does not confine itself to the emergence and growth of the BSP in UP but embraces several wider theoretical issues pertain- ing to the relationship between politics, identity and generation of new Contributions to Indian Sociology n.

This is why those who read and write Marxist literature rarely manage to transcend their feudal moorings. Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India combines critical perspectives from literary, cultural and political studies to explore the linkages between intricate issues such as competing identity claims; the place of orality and the written word within contemporary cultural politics; the relation between social power, collect- ive memory and history; and the question of epistemology and knowledge making in a democracy rife with inequalities.

Daumal, provides a variegated portrait of this social—intellectual fas- cination with the Indian mystique. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Himanshu Manchanda marked it as to-read Jan 14, It goes to the credit of Bankim and to the discredit of many who followed in his track that others adopted the axiomatic framework set up by him without much fuss or ado.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The author discusses how this coalescing, through iconic, oral and printed means, of the contemporary figure of Mayawati with these historical women heroes has sought to project her as the ideal leader of Dalits, attributed with qualities of rajatva regality and viratva bravery.

The series aimed at examining the processes of cultural and social marginalisation within India and other parts of the world, and the eventual self-assertion from such communities to carve out spaces of resistance and contest their figuring within academic and mainstream discourse, primarily as victims.


Several critical questions apply here: Saahil Ognawala marked it as to-read Jun 02, Tending simply to rehearse a synopsis of the fare presented on tele- vision, the average daily, weekly or monthly columns in the Hindi print media and sadly, in most other Indian languages can barely be trusted to provide either a contemporary analysis or a critical commentary. Pankaj added it Jul 02, Learn more about Amazon Prime. Indeed, Amin provides a critique of this official discourse as knowledge, and yet, one needs to emphasise that the fascinating texts he presents warn against any hasty and reductionist attempt to dismiss them as a mere tool of colonialism.

Even if the audience liked what they heard, evidently, the organisers did hitsory Oxford Uni- versity Press, Get to Know Us. Debrahmanisiing Sital marked it as to-read Sep 21, A superb look at Indian history from the Dalit-Bahujan perspective, this book part academic history, part polemic is an ideal counterpart to Kancha Illiah’s “Why I am not a Hindu”.

This book, supposed to be a best seller, has managed to hoodwink its audience by its language, which attempts to disguise the weaknesses of the book under the charm of nicely structured sentences. One person found this helpful. Oxford University Press, Rashi added it Feb 12, Their determined but diverse and ‘resourceless’ struggles fought in the teeth of opposition from the caste elites, could not arrest the neo-brahminism which under colonial complicity and the archaeology of knowledge derived from Orientalism went on to reincarnate – and nationalise – itself into octopus-like Hinduism and ‘Indian Culture’.

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If deployed with due caution that is mindful of the positivist assumptions and stereotypes that informed this information- gathering enterprise, such stories can be imaginatively used by scholars as sources to analyse social relations, power and the materiality of rural life.

Siddhant Ingole marked it as to-read Feb 28, Staying entirely focused on the imperatives of a singu- lar, written history centered around a homogeneous nation state, this approach undermines efforts to foreground multiple modes of narrating the nation and attempts by Dalit critics to use memory and experience to imagine new futures.

Singh reminds the author in an interview, the English corporate media ventured into vernacular publishing only when prospects of a lucrative revenue from advertising for the regional public made it worthwhile, many histkry after post-independence sarkari official patronage to Hindi had paved the way for this.


The present anthology comprises seventy-three items excerpted from ancient texts; medieval hisrory modern travelogues; colonial accounts; missionary, official and Indian viewpoints in the aboli- tion debate between —30; accounts from the princely states; debates in the nationalist era; literary representations; as well as from writings on sati in contemporary India.

However, he died, penniless and insane, in his village near Gorakhpur, before he could do that. Veritably, the book stands out as an act of courage. Ashok Kumar marked it as to-read Dec 07, Paperbackpages.

In order to recuperate the significance of Buddhism in Indian history, Chapter 2 reconstructs the story of the ascendancy of Jainism and Buddhism be- tween the 4th and 6th centuries B. Books by Braj Ranjan Mani.

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Since without caste there is no Hindu, it is not difficult to guess who loves it and who loathes. Dalit—Bahujans appear, within this seamless narrative, either as victims or kings from time immemorial.

Take, for example, the enlightened lot that believes in Marxism and swears by democracy. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. From inside the book. Reid first published from Allahabad in No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Debrahmanising History: Dominance and Resistance in Indian Society by Braj Ranjan Mani

Mani argues that while Gandhi reconfigured Brahmanical Hinduism as nation-alism, Ambedkar pressed for an annihilation of caste and Brahmanism; the last chapter thematises this confrontation between Gandhi and Ambedkar in the s as the modern moment of the conflict between the Brahmanic and shramanic traditions. In this history of the silenced majority of India–the “lowered” castes as Mani calls them–the author brings alive an impressive tradition of resistance, resurrecting many known and unknown champions of peoples’ causes, from Buddha and Kabir to Phule and Ambedkar.

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