Dalit Panthers

Dalit Panthers
Title Dalit Panthers PDF eBook
Author Jayarāma Viṭhṭhala Pavāra
Publisher
Pages 247
Release 2017
Genre Dalits
ISBN 9789387441057

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Dalit Panthers

Dalit Panthers
Title Dalit Panthers PDF eBook
Author
Publisher
Pages 232
Release 2019
Genre
ISBN 9788193992265

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Stigma

Stigma
Title Stigma PDF eBook
Author Doctor Imogen Tyler
Publisher Zed Books Ltd.
Pages 363
Release 2020-04-15
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1786993325

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Stigma is a corrosive social force by which individuals and communities throughout history have been systematically dehumanised, scapegoated and oppressed. From the literal stigmatizing (tattooing) of criminals in ancient Greece, to modern day discrimination against Muslims, refugees and the 'undeserving poor', stigma has long been a means of securing the interests of powerful elites. In this radical reconceptualisation Tyler precisely and passionately outlines the political function of stigma as an instrument of state coercion. Through an original social and economic reframing of the history of stigma, Tyler reveals stigma as a political practice, illuminating previously forgotten histories of resistance against stigmatization, boldly arguing that these histories provide invaluable insights for understanding the rise of authoritarian forms of government today.

After Midnight

After Midnight
Title After Midnight PDF eBook
Author Meghaa Gupta
Publisher Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Pages 257
Release 2022-08-15
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9354926649

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At the time of independence, few believed that a country made up of over 500 princely states and British provinces could survive as a nation, even for a few years. That a land stripped of its riches, wracked by disease and famine and divided along tense communal lines, could thrive in its ambition and aspirations. Yet, in 75 years since independence, India has grown beyond anyone's expectation. Today it's an Asian powerhouse, poised to become the third largest economy in the world. In many ways, this is one of the greatest underdog-beating-the-odds stories in world history. How did India get this far? What were the sweeping social, cultural, scientific, political, military, environmental and economic developments it witnessed along the way? Interspersed with personal anecdotes, illustrations, infographics, informative timelines and pull quotes, After Midnight gives a powerful context to the present and revels in the diverse and remarkable ideas that have come to shape this great nation. It attempts to provide young readers with perspective, meaning, and food for thought as they try to comprehend the many facets of this fascinating country. This well-researched, accessible and definitive handbook tells the story of India like never before.

Fake Gods and False History

Fake Gods and False History
Title Fake Gods and False History PDF eBook
Author Jonathan Galton
Publisher UCL Press
Pages 237
Release 2023-11-23
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1800085788

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In an age where history is a global battleground and fake news proliferates, culture wars are being waged across India over its future – majoritarian or inclusive, neoliberal or socialist, religious or secular? Fake Gods and False History takes us to the BDD Chawls, a central Mumbai neighbourhood of tenement blocks (chawls) on the brink of a controversial redevelopment. It reveals how contested narratives of Indian history play out in the daily life of this divided neighbourhood and how the legacies of certain godlike but very human historical figures, such as Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and Chhatrapati Shivaji, are invoked by different communities. Jonathan Galton draws on research conducted among the formerly untouchable Dalit Buddhist community, who are staunchly opposed to the redevelopment plans and deeply critical of the religious nationalism they perceive in their Hindu neighbours. We also meet young male migrants living in village-linked dormitory rooms called Gramastha Mandals, trapped in a liminal space between urban and rural. Throughout the book, which is woven through with candid reflections on methodology and research ethics, readers are challenged into drawing connections with their own experiences of history impinging on their lives. A story that might initially seem parochial will thus resonate with a diverse global audience.

Faith in the Face of Militarization

Faith in the Face of Militarization
Title Faith in the Face of Militarization PDF eBook
Author Jude Lal Fernando
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages 289
Release 2021-04-05
Genre Religion
ISBN 1725284006

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What does believing mean in the face of empire and militarization? These essays articulate the critical and liberating consciousness shared by oppressed peoples across the world, arising from a faith in the God of the oppressed, expressed in radically diverse ways, and resisting the imperialist deities of materialism (read: economic growth), racism, and militarization that falsely appear as the saviors of humanity. The authors confront these false gods--which form the modern empire--worshiped by the most dominant militarized states in the world and followed by their allied states even in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. Out of the eleven articles, two are written by critical political analysts with an anti-colonial lens while recognizing the importance of faith in resistance. The rest are written by theologians who critically reflect on their faith within the context of empire and militarization in their societies. Militarization is among the most brutal forms of oppression on the resisting peoples. The theologies that have emerged from critical reflections on their collective experiences are grounded on a material spirituality as opposed to materialistic, racist, and militaristic godlessness. This collection has emerged out of creative and transformative practices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific, and the US. The essays are divided it into four sections in recognizing some of the key features of material spirituality; indigenous, feminist and interreligious voices, and horizontal solidarity. With contributions from: Michael Lujan Bevacqua Wati Longchar Nidia Arrobo Rodas Rasika Sharmen Pieris Lilian Cheelo Siwila Young-Bock Kim Dan Gonzales-Ortega Erin Shea Martin Mark Braverman Joshua Samuel Phil Miller

Dalits in the New Millennium

Dalits in the New Millennium
Title Dalits in the New Millennium PDF eBook
Author Sudha Pai
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 501
Release 2023-08-31
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1009231200

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The book premises that despite the long history of violence and discrimination against Dalits, their lives have transformed with the political and economic shifts in the country over the last three decades. It addresses these changes and interrogates the major aspects of Dalit experience associated with them.