Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Untouchables: Subordination, Poverty and the State in Modern India. 3. Gandhi and Ambedkar Views on Untouchability. 4. Untouchability and Lawlessness. 5. Gandhism: The Doom of the Untouchables. 6. Gandhi Writings on Untouchability. 7. Swaraj, Constructive Work and Civil Disobedience. 8. Slaves and Untouchables. 9. The Status of Untouchables and Communal Unity. 10. Untocuhables’ Organisation and Conversion. 11. Fight against Untouchability. 12. Tiller of the soil. 13. Gandhi and Nonviolence. 14. The Curse of Untouchability. 15. Corporate Sanitation. 16. Lynch Law against Harijans. 17. The Revolt of the Untouchables. Index.
“Coming shortly after the high-water mark of mass participation attained by the Salt Satyagraha, Gandhi’s year-long campaign against untouchability (1933-34) was not only perhaps the most intensely and passionately carried out of all his campaigns, but one which also provided the occasion for Gandhi to work out his wider economic and constructive programmes. The book covers of the whole philosophy and views of Mahatma Gandhi on untouchablity.”