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

The present anthology comprises seventy-three items excerpted from ancient texts; medieval and 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.

This period witnessed the issuing of a plethora of District Gazetteers, Final Debrshmanising Reports and decennial census surveys that sought to map, classify and know Indian society in ways that served the administrative, fiscal and policing goals of the colonial state.

Reid first published from Allahabad in Saahil Ognawala marked it as to-read Jun 02, Against these contem- porary events, the book takes as its dual focus, the invention and recon- struction of the memories and myths around the role of Dalits hitory the rebellion, while thematising their use in contemporary electoral mobilisation of Dalit communities.

Further, only a single copy of the volume now apparently survives in Lucknow! Jishnu Debrahmanisung is currently reading it Jun 02, Neha marked it as to-read Sep 17, Account Options Sign in. Even more important was the writing- out of relations of production and the reality of conditions of labour.

In both cases, Janus-like, a logic of practice that governs the agential strategy, forward looking in time, co-exists with the habitus, which freezes it as a temporary foundation. Much like mirror images or even photocopies of their predecessor, the cover page of each new issue duly proclaims its allegiance to the mantra of historj social democracy and Marxwad Marxism.

Singh erstwhile editor of the magazine, Ravivar, before hostory joined Aaj Tak as founding editor, and who played a key role in defining the template of transition between Hindi print and electronic journalismthis slim volume is remarkable and refreshing for a whole host of reasons.


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

Archita marked it hstory to-read Aug 23, Oxford University Press, To ask other readers questions about Debrahmanising Historyplease sign up.

Raghuramaraju chooses to explicate on the text with the express intention of demonstrat- ing that, contrary to popular opinion, contemporary Indians too have en- gaged with metaphysical speculations. 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 Debrahmansing incursion and the spread of the Bhakti movement to the modern encounter with colonialism and the emergence of modern Indian nationalism.

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. And yet, despite his fondness and reliance on Chaube, Crooke never acknowledged him in any of his published writings. In this history of the silenced majority of India–the “lowered” debdahmanising 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.

Take, for example, the enlightened lot that believes in Marxism and swears by democracy. 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 hstory the past.

The book attempts to understand the attempted subversion of caste and gender stereotypes through a reappropriation, within Dalit discourse, of debtahmanising of low caste viranganas courageous women whose significant contributions to the Indian uprising in had been rendered invisible by high caste ideology.

Their determined but diverse and ‘resourceless’ struggles fought in hiatory teeth of opposition from the caste debrahmajising, 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’.


Trivia About Debrahmanising Hi 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. Paperbackpages. Classical Presences and Modern Philosophy.

But I am familiar with author’s other writings and background so want to make sure that readers are aware of author’s hidden agenda.

The book traces the roots of the rational—liberal democratic traditions inherent in the work and teachings of the Buddha, Ashoka, Tirumalar, Basava, Kabir and Nanak, all leading figures of anti-caste movements that emerged through various points through the ancient and medieval periods of Indian history.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Chandravani marked it as to-read May 21, Essays from India and France. In the end, Mani argues that despite the long-drawn tradition of resistance, “caste consciousness and the brahmanical mindset persist” in modern garb, in defiance of democratic ideals, causing India to remain one of the most unequal and unjust societies.

Boldly underscoring the elite Brahmanical debrahmanisung of nationalist historiography, it is perhaps the first book from a Dalit—Bahujan per- spective in English to be published by a leading academic publisher. No wonder, this book is loved and loathed in equal measure.

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The Fundamentals of Cosmicontology Raghuramaraju shows with acute precision that since for Chandidas, the structural aspect of existence is contradictoriness itself, it is possible for Chandidas to affirm that: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. While its tone and tenor may be entirely consistent with the cebrahmanising holds barred, outspoken quality of debrahmajising of the Hindi janpad public domainit is important to highlight how the author has successfully combined, with a rare degree of commitment, tenacity and integrity, the roles of a poet, journalist, publisher and political activist in the space of Contributions to Indian Sociology n.