Annihilation of Caste. The Annotated Critical Edition. by B.R. Ambedkar Edited by S. Anand Introduction by Arundhati Roy. Paperback; Ebook . Kraentk Sir, please purchase only the ORIGINAL VERSION of Annihilation of Caste written by ar alone. I recommend you not to purchase. Praise for the book. ‘Annihilation of Caste has to be read only because it is open to serious objection. Dr Ambedkar is a challenge to Hinduism No Hindu who.

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The caste system allows high-caste Hindus such as Brahmins to lord it over their lower caste brethren, benefitting from what amounts to slave labour on a scale unimaginable and unparalleled in the West except perhaps by the Nazis towards the end of the World War II.

Jul 06, Justin Podur rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the introduction, Ambedkar speaks about oof the speech was not delivered and in the appendix, kf gives his reply to Gandhi’s reply to this essay.

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Apr 05, S. B Terrible discrimination has always existed in the name of nationality, language, race, sects, religion, gender in almost every nation. The most important reason is csste it is an eye-opener for every so called ‘proud Hindu’.

Additionally, Arundhati Roy’s seething yet coherent introductory essay and S Anands copious notes which introduce you to Roman History and many more prior works in civics and politics makes this a great read. Eventually earning law degrees and multiple doctorates for his study and research in law, economics and political science from Columbia University and anjihilation London School of Economics, Ambedkar gained amnihilation reputation as a scholar and practiced law for a few years, later campaigning by publishing journals advocating political rights and social freedom for India’s so-called untouchables.


But religious and caste also defines power in society. Inan annotated edition was released by Navayanaa New Delhi-based publishing house, with an introduction by Arundhati Roy titled “The Doctor and the Saint”. As much as I can confidently speak for the abolition of any sort of hierarchical caste ov that does not believe in values I respect such as equality and mutual co-operation, I cannot accept that caste is all there is to Hinduism.

Its not just an analysis of social evils and some scholarly thesis, it presents a solution, solution so radical and yet being proved practical.

After these cazte, Ambedkar makes some concrete suggestions about how to dissolve the institutions of caste once and for all – intermarriage and religious scriptural reform among them. Clearly Ambedkar is a radical thinker of his time. I sincerely that hope I am wrong and ill-informed regarding this.

Jan 15, Surbhi Singh rated it it was amazing. There are no annihilwtion topics on this book yet. Or Hindus it existed in the name of ‘caste’. An unexpected plus was the insightful and well researched introduction by Arundati Roy.

The result has been that I have grown from truth to truth. I do not support the caste system, especially annihilatiion one that treats people based on the lottery of birth, the caste system that normalizes discrimination among people and allows people to tread on other people. And I don’t feel it was necessary, at least in the size it took shape in. His prolific writings backed by evidence from the Hindu scriptures will make you challenge your own beliefs on a number of occasions throughout the book.

It is over their aninhilation. One reason for pf is that those who belong to the upper castes do not want to give up their privileged position in society. Granted, he did not say enough about Indian tribal communities the Adivasibut his steadfast refusal to castee to the face of prejudice and oppression is enough to establish him as a foundational figure in Indian history and civil rights activism.


I read Gandhi as a high school student, and liked him, but it was not until I read Ambedkar that I felt like I had really found something good. Lists with This Book. There is very little left of the saintly stature of the Mahatma once Roy is done with him, while Ambedkar, quite rightly, is left standing as the man in full control of his senses and his very considerable intellect.

He ran Dalit candidates for British-run elections, with the intent of delegitimizing the elections to the rest of the population. Anand Introduction by Arundhati Roy.

May 15: It was 79 years ago today that Ambedkar’s ‘Annihilation Of Caste’ was published

But rather than embracing message of the book of building the house anew, they are busy plugging the loopholes. There were many forces even then that wanted India to be a Hindu nation, but he firmly opposed it. His anger is largely directed at those Hindus who consider themselves not only atheists but also see themselves as annihilatiln reformers. Ambedkar, in Roy’s view, is a brilliant person, but one who could only do so much against Gandhi’s annihhilation capacity for self-promotion and the false modesty of the truly arrogant.