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Dalits and the Democratic Revolution : Dr Ambedkar and the Dalit Movement in Colonial India

Gail Omvedt

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ISBN 10: 8170363683 / ISBN 13: 9788170363682
Published by Sage, New Delhi, 2004
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Contents Introduction. 1. Towards a historical materialist analysis of the origins and development of caste. 2. Caste region and colonialism the context of Dalit revolt. 3. Emergence of the Dalit movement 1900 30 Nagpur Hyderabad Andhra Mysore. 4. Emergen 348 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 54285

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Title: Dalits and the Democratic Revolution : Dr ...

Publisher: Sage, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:As New

Edition: Reprint

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An AltaMira Press Book This important volume traces the history of the Dalit movement form its origins to the death of its most famous leader, B.R. Ambedkar, in 1956. Focusing on three states-Andhra, Maharashtra, and Karnataka-the author skillfully analyzes the ideology and organization of the movement and its interaction both wiht the freedom struggle and the class struggles of the workers and peasants.

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Dr. Gail Omvedt has been living in India since 1978, became an Indian citizen in 1983, and works as a freelance writer and development consultant. She has also worked actively with various social movements including the Dalit and anti-caste movements, farmers’ movements, environmental movement and especially with rural women.

 

Besides having undertaken many research projects, Dr Omvedt has been a consultant for FAO, UNDP and NOVIB and has served as a Dr Ambedkar Chair Professor at NISWASS in Orissa, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pune and an Asian Guest Professor at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and Research Director of the Krantivir Trust.

 

A prolific writer, Gail Omvedt has published a large number of books including Dalit Visions (1975), Violence against Women: New Theories and New Movements in India (1991) and Dalits and Democractic Revolution (1994) besides having translated Growing up Untouchable in India: A Dalit Autobiography. She is currently engaged in translating Tukaram, considered to be the greatest Marathi writer of all time.

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