Jai Bhim!

Dispatches from a Peaceful Revolution

Author: Terry Pilchick

Publisher: Windhorse Publications

ISBN: 9780904766363

Category: Buddhism

Page: 240

View: 9151


Hundreds of people were waiting as the train drew in from Bombay. Waving garlands, banners and lamps they roared as a smiling, orange-robed figure stepped down. The crowds came from the poorest section of Indian society, but the monk they were greeting hailed from Tooting, London. Terry Pilchick (Nagabodhi) was a witness to this crazy reversal of the guru syndrome and other extraordinary results of a revolution begun by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar thirty years earlier. It was then that Dr Ambedkar-champion of India's 60 million Untouchables'-had led a peaceful revolt. Leaving behind the oppression of the caste system, he and his followers had converted to Buddhism. Jai Bhim is a colorful, humorous yet moving meeting with these new Buddhists and the unique revolution they are building in the city slums and remote villages of modern India. A travel book which can extend the moral as well as the imaginative ... horizons of the reader.-Faith and Freedom

Untouchability in Rural India

Author: Ghanshyam Shah

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761935070

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 6189


This important book presents systematic evidence of the incidence and extent of the practice of untouchability in contemporary India. It is based on the results of a very large survey covering 560 villages in 11 states, which found that untouchability continues to be widely prevalent and is practiced in one form or another in almost 80 percent of the villages. While the evidence presented in this book suggests that the more blatant and extreme forms of untouchability appear to have declined, discrimination continues and is most prevalent in the religious and personal spheres. The authors show that the notion of untouchability continues to pervade the public sphere, including in a host of state institutions and the interactions that occur within them.

Migration and Mission in India

Author: Jose Joseph,L. Stanislaus

Publisher: ISPCK

ISBN: 9788184580082

Category: Church and social problems

Page: 267

View: 7126


Papers presented at the Colloquium on Migration and Mission in India, held at Pune during October 31-November 2, 2006

Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability

Fighting the Indian Caste System

Author: Christophe Jaffrelot

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231136020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 6987


Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891--1956) rose from a community of "untouchables," to become a major figure in modern Indian history. Christophe Jaffrelot's biography reconsiders Dr. Ambedkar's life and thought and his unique combination of pragmatism and idealism. Establishing himself as a scholar, activist, journalist, and educator, Ambedkar ultimately found himself immersed in Indian politics and helped to draft the nation's constitution as law minister in Nehru's first cabinet. Ambedkar's ideas remain an inspiration to India's Dalit community.

Riddles in Hinduism

Author: Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781720165934

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 1160


Ambedkar was a prolific student, earning doctorates in economics from both Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and gained a reputation as a scholar for his research in law, economics and political science. In his early career he was an economist, professor, and lawyer. His later life was marked by his political activities; he became involved in campaigning and negotiations for India's independence, publishing journals, advocating political rights and social freedom for Dalits, and contributing significantly to the establishment of the state of India. In 1956 he converted to Buddhism, initiating mass conversions of Dalits.

A Fly in the Curry

Independent Documentary Film in India

Author: K. P. Jayasankar,Anjali Monteiro

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351505685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

View: 6761


An engaging read that explores independent documentary film in India as a site of resistance. This book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between film-makers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documentary as a discourse of the real. Based on close textual analysis, conversations with film-makers and drawing on Breitrose’s cinéma-vérité film-maker as a ‘fly in the soup’, this work explores the place of documentary within the Indian public sphere.

Buddhism in the Modern World

Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition

Author: Steven Heine,Charles S. Prebish

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195349092

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 7392


The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior practices, reflect the impact of widespread social changes on traditional religious structures. At the same time, Buddhism has been able to maintain its doctrinal purity to a remarkable degree. This volume explores how traditional Buddhist communities have responded to the challenges of modernity, such as science and technology, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays by leading scholars, each examining a particular traditional Buddhist school in its cultural context. The essays consider how the encounter with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, practical, and socio-political traditions of Buddhist thought throughout Asia. Taken together, these essays reveal the diversity and vitality of contemporary Buddhism and offer a wide-ranging look at the way Buddhism interacts with the modern world.

Who Were the Shudras?

Author: Dr B.R. Ambedkar

Publisher: Ssoft Group, INDIA



Page: 182

View: 2155


Who Were the Shudras? is a book written by Dr B.R. Ambedkar. Babasaheb dedicated the book to Mahatma Jyotiba Phule. In this book Babasaheb argues that the Shudras were originally Aryans belonging to the Kshatriya class. Please give us your feedback : www.facebook.com/syag21 Your opinion is very important to us. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to evaluate changes and make improvements in our book.

The Buddha and His Dhamma

A Critical Edition

Author: B.R. Ambedkar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199088284

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 1128


The Buddha and His Dhamma was B.R. Ambedkar's last work. Published posthumously, it presented a radical reorientation of Buddhist thought and literature, aptly called navayana. It deals with Ambedkar's conceptualization of Buddhism and the possibilities it offered for liberation and upliftment of the Dalits. It presents his reflections on the life of the Buddha, his teachings, and the spread of Buddhism by interweaving anecdotes with detailed analyses of the religion's basic tenets. The author also includes important elements of the Buddhist canon and tradition to make the teachings more accessible. In the first critical and annotated edition of this work, the editors address the on-going debate on Ambedkar's interpretation of the Buddha's dhamma by focusing on the accuracy of his citations and providing missing sources. They also discuss Ambedkar's modification of source materials. The introduction contextualizes the scholarly work related to the text.

Maharana Raj Singh and His Times

Author: Sri Ram Sharma

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120823983


Page: 154

View: 2967


Maharana Raj Singh became the ruler of Mewar at a very critical juncture in its history. As soon as the ascended the throne, Shah Jahan sent the largest Mughal force that had ever ventured into Mewar. Then followed the last sack of Chitor. Raj Singh however soon had his revenge. When Aurangzed rebelled against his father he sought Raj Singh`s support and offered ot restore what Raj Singh had lost earlier. The Maharana spun out the negotiations till Aurangzeb had finally defeated his father.

The Essential Writings of B.R. Ambedkar

Author: Valerian Rodrigues

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 9780195670554

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

View: 1521


Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891-1956) is both the towering symbol of protest against age-old and contemporary forms of exploitation in India and a scholar-sage proposing fair terms of social association. An untouchable himself, he led a resolute and adroit struggle against untouchability and attempted to reformulate the terms of nationalist discourse in India. This selection draws from his major works, speeches, letters and memoranda.

Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah

Author: Dr B.R. Ambedkar

Publisher: Ssoft Group, INDIA



Page: 80

View: 6278


Address delivered by the author on the 101st birthday celebration of Mahadev Govind Ranade, held at Poona on 18th January 1943. Please give us your feedback : www.facebook.com/syag21 Your opinion is very important to us. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to evaluate changes and make improvements in our book.

Waiting for a Visa

Author: Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781717831767

Category: Political Science

Page: 24

View: 1511


The Persistence of Caste

India's Hidden Apartheid and the Khairlanji Murders

Author: Anand Teltumbde

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 192

View: 446


While the caste system has been formally abolished under the Indian constitution, according to official statistics, every 18 minutes a crime is committed in India on a member of the dalit caste. This book explodes the myth that caste is a feudal relic, and argues that it has been well assimilated by both capitalist India and globalising India.