Dalit Identity in the New Millennium (10 Vols-Set)

Ramesh Chandra and Sangh Mittra, Commonwealth, 2003, v, 3188 p, 10 Vols, ISBN : 8171697658, $303.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Dalit Identity in the New Millennium/Ramesh Chandra and Sangh Mittra

Contents: Vol. 1: Caste System in India: Preface. 1. Caste in India. 2. The Indo-Aryan races. 3. Caste system in India I. 4. Caste system in India II. 5. Evolution of caste. 6. Annihilation of caste. 7. The Brahmanic system. 8. Literature on Hindu society and untouchability. 9. Nature of Hindu society and untouchability. 10. Constitution of India and need for legislation. 11. Pioneers of Dalit awakening on caste system. Index.

Vol. 2: Buddha : A Revolutionary and Reformer: Preface. 1. The career. 2. Early spread of Buddhism. 3. Buddhist art in pre-Asokan era. 4. Buddhist and Hindu educational institutions. 5. Buddhism under Asoka and later Mauryas (269 B.C.-188 B.C.). 6. Buddhism between fall of Mauryas and rise of Kushanas. 7. Profession of faith. 8. Four noble truths. 9. The noble eightfold path. 10. Dependent origination. 11. Perfection. 12. Morality. 13. Meditation. 14. Individuality and personality. 15. Action. 16. Buddhist Amity. 17. Caste. 18. Norm (Dhamma). 19. Transformation of Buddhism. 20. Historic places. 21. The assessment. Index.

Vol. 3: Phases of Dalit Revolt: Preface. 1. Role of saints. 2. Social protection. 3. Jotirao Govindrao Phule: first leader of Dalits. 4. Role of Jagjivan Ram. 5. Other Dalit leaders. 6. Gandhi and Dalits. 7. Dalit Panther movement. 8. Kanshi Ram’s movement. 9. Emancipators of untouchables. 10. Dalit women and their emancipation. 11. Dalit women in contemporary Indian situation. 12. Hindu epics: portrayal of Dalit women. 13. Theoretical underpinning of emancipation of Dalit women. 14. Dalit women and the women’s movement in India. 15. Human response to Dalit women today. 16. Dalit women and communalism. 17. Social development and Dalit women. 18. The life of a Dalit women. 19. Dalit women: issues and redressal. 20. The Dalit woman: the tribal perspective. 21. Tribal and nomad women and unique subjugation of Indian woman. Bibliography. Index.

Vol. 4: The Ambedkar Era: Preface. 1. His career. 2. Mahar and non-Brahman movements. 3. Ambedkar’s role. 4. Ambedkar at round table Conference. 5. Separate electorate. 6. Gandhi and Ambedkar: a study in leadership. 7. The women’s question. 8. Pakistan and right to self-determination. 9. Nationality question. 10. Linguistic states. 11. Constitution making. 12. Are scheduled castes a real minority. 13. Social theory. 14. Political and legal theory. 15. Economic ideas. 16. Religion and culture. 17. Ambedkar and human Rights. 18. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism. 19. Liberator of the Dalits. 20. The leadership of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Index.

Vol. 5: Jagjivan Ram and his Times: Preface. 1. Early days (1908-1928). 2. Meeting the Mahatma. 3. Emergence as a leader. 4. The changing scene. 5. The Independence. 6. Jagjivan Ram as administrator. 7. As a statesman. 8. Babuji’s political wisdom. 9. As a man. 10. As social reformer. 11. As labour Minister. 12. Agricultural research and education. 13. As Defence Minister. 14. Longest tenure in Cabinet. 15. In Rajya Sabha. 16. The fateful Wednesday. 17. Birth of C.F.D. 18. The Campaign. 19. CFD merges with Janata. 20. The assessment. 21. Text of interviews. Index.

Vol. 6: Dalits and the Ideology of Revolt: Preface. 1. The path of Buddhism. 2. Dhamma is morality. 3. Roots in religion. 4. Revival of Buddhism. 5. Dr. Ambedkar and Buddhism. 6. Protection of civil rights act, 1976. 7. With Babasaheb till the end. 8. A creator of social justice. 9. Ambedkar speaks. 10. Social reform and social justice. 11. Purpose of Indian constitution. 12. Buddhism and Marxism. Index. `

Vol. 7: K.R. Narayanan : Crusader of Social Justice: Preface. 1. His career. 2. Assumption of Office as President of India. 3. Conversation with N. Ram on Doordarshan. 4. Public speeches. 5. Address to Parliament. 6. The presidential poll. 7. Dr. Kalam emerges as a consensus Candidate. 8. Conclusion. 9. Views on B.R. Ambedkar. 10. Last speech: K.R. Narayanan. 11. Welcome to diplomats and heads of states. Index.

Vol. 8: Dalit Leaders: Preface. 1. Views on caste system, Buddhism and Bhakti movement. 2. Dalit leaders. 3. Prominent leaders. 4. Kanshi Ram and Bahujan Samaj party. 5. Mayawati and BSP. 6. Buta Singh. 7. B.P. Maurya. 8. Ram Vilas Paswan. 9. Ajit P.K. Jogi. 10. G.M.C. Balayogi. 11. Dalit leaders in 11 Lok Sabha. 12. Dalit leaders in 12 Lok Sabha. 13. K.R. Narayanan. 14. P.A. Sangma. 15. Dilip Singh Bhuria. 16. Shri Suraj Bhan. 17. Meira Kumar. 18. Kancha Ilaiah. Index.

Vol. 9: Dalits and Their Future: Preface. 1. Statutory privileges. 2. The concessions. 3. Adoption of special methods. 4. Financial gain. 5. Removal of disabilities. 6. Political activities. 7. Constitutional rights and safeguards. 8. Justice under the constitution. 9. Human rights. 10. Continuity of disabilities. 11. Resurgence of Buddhism. 12. Neo-Buddhism as a social philosophy. 13. Impact of neo-Buddhism in India and abroad. 14. Views on Dalits future. Bibliography. Index.

Vol. 10: Untouchability and the Law: Preface. 1. The scheduled castes development. 2. Protection of civil rights act, 1976. 3. The scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes : prevention of atrocities act, 1989. 4. Relevant provisions of the constitution. 5. Provisions relating to the SCs and STs. 6. Relaxations and concessions for SCs and STs Candidates. 7. Procedure for filling reserved vacancies. 8. Promotions, reservations and concessions. 9. The scheduled castes and scheduled tribes (prevention of atrocities) rules, 1995. Index.

"The subject of Dalit Identity has of late developed into a new area of research. Today, scholars approach this subject with much more sophistication than what they used to do about two decades back. This project marks a welcome recognition of the achievements registered by Dalits in various spheres of life despite the adverse circumstances they were placed in. Glearing examples in the respect are those of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Babu Jagjivan Ram and K.R. Narayanan who played commemorable roles in various fields, particularly in the fields of framing of the constitution of India, fighting for the country’s emancipation and securing of social justice for the depressed classes respectively. A part from the Dalit leaders of the past, the project also focusses on the contribution made by present day leaders like Kashi Ram, Mayawati, Ram Vilas Paswan, Meera Kumar, Surajbhan, Ajit Jogi and so on.

This project covers a wide variety of themes ranging from the caste system in India to the spread of Buddhism to the biographical speeches of some of the eminent Dalit leaders. This project would go a longway in establishing the identity of the Dalits on a firm footing and in evadicating the notion that the Dalits occupy an inferior position in society. This project would prove to be of immense use to researchers as well as laymen." (jacket)

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