Debrahmanising History has 5 ratings and 1 review. Conrad said: A superb look at Indian history from the Dalit-Bahujan perspective, this book part academ. Debrahmanising History Is A Sweeping And Radical Survey Of The Major Dalit- Bahujan Intellectuals And Movements Over Years Of Indian History, From. Debrahmanising History: Dominence and Resistence in Indian Society by Braj Ranjan Mani at – ISBN – ISBN

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From inside the book. Rashi added it Feb 12, Reid first published from Allahabad in Contrarily, Alban Bensa, at- tempts to unravel the links between Bourdieu and structuralist ethnology. Many myths, both ancient and modern, lie shattered here.

Archita marked it as to-read Aug 23, While presenting such a conscious creation of debrahmanisng new culture of dissent, the book challenges subconscious assumptions underlying dominant notions of culture. A superb look at Indian history from the Dalit-Bahujan perspective, this book part academic history, part polemic is an ideal counterpart to Kancha Illiah’s “Why I am not a Hindu”.

Departing from other influential views such as those of Lata Mani, Major argues that the contemporary discourse on sati is hlstory combined outcome of indigenous and colonial discourses on the matter.

The opening text, a general introduction by the editors, providing a detailed overview, is followed by nine papers. While its tone and tenor may be entirely consistent with the no holds barred, outspoken quality of debate of the Hindi janpad public domainit is important to highlight how the author has successfully combined, with a rare degree of commitment, tenacity and integrity, the roles of a poet, journalist, publisher and political activist in the space of Contributions to Indian Sociology n.


Typically, the Hindi literary sphere has been made up of struggling, rapidly disappearing and reap- pearing little magazines, subsisting mainly on government sponsorships, which have been plentiful in recent times. Another fascinating story is of the criss-cross journey of the immensely popular column by Lajpat Rai, which, under pressure from right-wing hindutva forces, was forced to move from the Mid-Day to the Free Press Journal, where it survived for less than a year, ostensibly on account of its leftist opinions.

No literary and critical field could have been as intensely charged as the French one during and in the aftermath of the World War II. Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India examines intricate academic issues with an assumed ease.

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Mark Stone rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Argu- ably, the few exceptions can hardly compensate for the scant pedagogical resources that Hindi Media Studies courses operate with, functioning, as they currently do, as no more than debrahmaniaing within Departments debrah,anising Hindi. Edited by Shahid Amin, the current volume weaves its way through such archives, only to confirm the belief that despite being a colonial edifice, they remain a major resource for understanding the landscape of the 19th century countryside.

At the time, the young Crooke was the Assistant Magistrate of the district town of Gorakhpur in eastern UP, where this draft glossary debrshmanising officially cir- culated as a much-needed resource to the provincial bureaucracy. It therefore becomes important to separate Bankim from Vivekananda and others. Dhruv marked it as to-read Mar 20, Jishnu Bhattacharya is currently reading it Jun 02, Chapter 4 presents a critical analysis of Rammohun Roy, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, Vivekanda and others to bring out the caste biases underlying modernised Hindu- ism.

The book traces the roots hiztory the rational—liberal democratic traditions inherent in the work and teachings of the Buddha, Ashoka, Tirumalar, Basava, Kabir debranmanising Nanak, all leading figures of anti-caste movements that emerged through various points through the ancient and medieval periods of Indian history.


The essays, inter- views and commentaries included here offer a searing analysis of the annals of Hindi print media. It’s an invaluable source for scholars who want to read the history of India free of brahmanical spins and instead with an emphasis on the subaltern resistance to the hegemony of the caste-elite. More details and questions have emerged Contributions to Indian Sociology n. His social theory, or sociology, was guided by certain key concepts: Five of the contributors are French and four are Debrahmaanising.

Overall, this work is one of its kinds–a challenging and coherent history writing from the margins in the context of brahmanical dominance and its resistance.

Chauhan Shahid Amin, ed. Mani is particularly good on showing how even respected social reformers such as Ramohan Roy, Vidyasagar and Vivekenanda were hostages to a brahminnical point of view when it came to the position of the shudras and the rights of women. Anu marked it as to-read Jan 24, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Tables, plates, maps, notes, appendix, bibliography, index.

It is clear from the site that the organization is resorting to all kinds of fabrication of history to decieve uneducated masses and convert them Christianity. Essays from India and France. This was indeed a period of extraordinary intellectual ebullience in the French academic milieu, and Bourdieu was certainly not a bystander.