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Ambedkar and the Dalit

Raj Kumar, Commonwealth, 2011, v, 398 p, ISBN : 81-311-0295-4, $70.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Ambedkar and the Dalit

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Dalit and social justice. 3. Dr. Ambedkar and social justice. 4. Dr. Ambedkar Saviour of untouchables. 5. Roots of the problem. 6. What the untouchables have to face. 7. Population and revolt of untouchables. 8. Untouchability and lawlessness. 9. Psychological consequences of oppression. 10. Ambedkars legacy to Dalits. 11. Dalits and religion after Ambedkar.

Ambedkar was born with all the handicaps of social segregation. Dispite the curse of untouchability he struggled through out his life for the betterment of Dalits and untouchables Ambedkar has shown how the structure and dynamics of prejudice and power have combined in varying contents to make life oppressive for Dalits.

Aim of the book is to make available some aspects of this profoundly important malice of the Indian social order.  How Dalits a major portion of Indian society has been kept in slavery through the ages. How Ambedkar worked throughout his life to improve their conditions is compiled in this work. (jacket)

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