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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Not only that, he hasn’t taken the trouble to cite references from historical sources to support his arguments.

Braj Ranjan Mani, Debrahmanising History: Dalit—Bahujans appear, within this seamless narrative, either as victims or kings from time immemorial. Positing that Indian history has been a struggle between Vedic Brahminism and Shramanic dissenters, this dialectical relationship is mapped from the the ancient period, through the rise and fall of Buddhism, the mideveal Islamic histogy and the spread of the Bhakti movement to the modern encounter with colonialism a 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”.

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Both the titles reviewed here deal historically with debrahmanisijg charged subject of widow immolation but from quite different perspectives. Tables, figures, plates, notes, appendices, glossary, index. Ranged against caste and brahminism, this liberating tradition is to be found in the egalitarians of diverse inclinations, particularly in the strands of hostory, Buddhism, the movements of subaltern sant-poets, Sufism, and Sikhism.


Ankush added it May 06, Dominance and Resistance in Indian Society K. The book thus proceeds to foreground the methods and strategies adopted by Dalit communities to reappropriate symbols and myths in order to create alternative cultural spaces within the frameworks of elite historiography that have hitherto sought to obscure subaltern agency over time.

The book discusses the identification and valorisation of viranganas like Jhalkaribai and Udadevi, alongside attempts to create a seeming palimpsest identifying Mayawati with these brave figures of the past.

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Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India examines intricate academic issues with an assumed ease. 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.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Reid first published from Yistory in Chauhan Shahid Amin, ed. In some studies, the emancipatory thrust of this tradition is occasionally recognized, but it is seldom integrated with civilizational studies on Indian culture and society.

And yet, there is an almost total absence of criticism of the print media. Read more Read less. The story of an emergent anti-colonial nationalism during the uprising comprises many interpretive gaps and possi- bilities that fall outside the thrust of linear elite narratives of the struggle culminating in hisstory in As such, it is sure to ruffle the feathers of those with interests in maintaining the status quo, namely, the so-called upper castes.

The Hindi public is a gullible one. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Saahil Ognawala marked hitsory as to-read Jun 02, Overall, this work is one of its kinds–a challenging and coherent history writing from the margins in the context of brahmanical dominance and its resistance. A Discourse for Transformation 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 hiatory use memory and experience to eebrahmanising new futures.


The book elaborates how this trad- ition was carried forward in modern India through the practice and writings of Phule, Iyothee Thass, Narayana Guru, Ambedkar and Periyar. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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And yet, despite his fondness and reliance on Chaube, Crooke never acknowledged debraahmanising in any of his published writings. Recognizing the power of culture in the politics of transformation, they had emancipatory visions that embraced the whole of Indian experience, and stand firmly as an alternative to Tikak-Savarkarite, Gandhian, and Nehruvian visions.

Argu- ably, the few exceptions can hardly historj for the scant pedagogical resources that Hindi Media Studies courses operate with, functioning, as they currently do, as no more than appendages within Departments of Hindi. His social theory, or sociology, was guided by certain key concepts: Essentially, the ideas projected in this book are nothing new, but the author has claimed these ideas by blinding people with his command over English – this is one more example of what control English can have over the colonised minds.

Account Options Sign in. Classical Presences and Modern Philosophy. Since without caste there is no Hindu, it is not difficult to guess who loves it and who loathes. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Manohar April Language: See all 3 reviews.

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