This work marks the beginning of a new Dalit self-understanding and a new appreciation for the changed landscape of the twenty-first century where the agency of Dalits in the area of theology has exploded the monopoly of caste interpretations in a significant manner. This volume addresses how despite its proud entry into the post-colonial, politically democratic twenty-first century world, India continues to straddle the structural inequalities and functional hierarchies based on its age-old caste system. It also looks at various Dalit, women, tribal, and other subaltern movements that struggle against insidious forms of caste-, class-, ethnicity- and religion-based violence and violation. A unique combination of Dalit theology with Dalit feminism and feminist theology, this book brings together the key directions and interests that Dalit Theology has taken in the new century.
About the Author:
Sathianathan Clarke, a presbyter of the Church of South India, is Professor of Theology, Culture and Mission at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC, USA. Deenabandhu Manchala, a pastor in Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church, is Executive Secretary in the programme area of Unity, Mission, Evangelism and Spirituality, World Council of Churches, Geneva. Philip Vinod Peacock is Lecturer at Bishop's College, Kolkata.
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