WHY I AM NOT A HINDU: A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy. by Kancha Ilaiah. Let me make it clear, however, that I am not . Why I Am Not a Hindu. A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd – Retired, Director, Centre for Study of. Who – or what – is a Hindu? There are no easy answers to this question. From the Oxford English Dictionary: Hinduism: A major religious and.

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She will be the prime minister of India in the next elections. Chumber- Wake up, before you get consumed by your own hate. We will consult him to translate it in HindiPunjabi and Marathi languages so that the masses may be benefitted from his revolutionary views.

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The same is the case of Mahabali, who is even now worshipped as an ideal king in Kerala Ilaiah gives an interesting variant of the Iliaah myth in the book, but I do not know where he got it from. Feb 24, kranthi balusu rated it really liked it. Bagvad Gita asks the upper caste pandavas to kill their cousins the lower caste kauravas. The most cunning people on earth. Dalitbahujan knowledge never separated physical labour from mental labour.

Casteism is no longer in defensive denial the way it once was. But ofcourse, the collection of signatures to petition against wrong potrayal of hinduism will not stop. And the villains are the lower orders who crowd them out of the seats and jobs long held by those with merit in their genes.

Britain would be a better place.

I have started reading the book after reading your summary above. We both worked day and night to check them even at 2. The Hindus worship a lover and beloved in their temples. The damage and risks the city has hinvu stoically bear when the noisy mass gathers.

We cannot survive without this ability. People should ikaiah given the freedom to choose their religion, just like the author chose but not by spreading lies about other religions.


But this book is not the book to do it. Vedic truth means that you should accept something only when it is logical, systematic, not kzncha and above all in line with your own inner voice.

Brahmins are the spiritual leaders of this ancient country. I am fine with the use of dialectical analysis to understand society. Wikimedia Commons has media related hinsu Kancha Ilaiah. Like all mamalian mothers in the world brahmins are no different.

I feel it was objective and analytical.

Why I Am Not a Hindu

As discussed earlier, while the Dalitbahujans live labour as life, the Hindus inverted this principle and privileged leisure over labour. I do not think that you will behave like this if you are a guy who does not want to hurt others.

To-dayI purchased four books on language research. Who are you to tell us what religion what we must follow?

Kancha Ilaiah

It means different things to kncha people. He changed his name to Sureshwaracharya and headed the Puri Peetha in Orrissa. Please let me know why ekalavya sealed mouths of barking dogs with skilled arrows? I was very eager to purchase and read the book by Kancha Illiah.

Kabir only said that what is the use of worshipping Gods when you yourself cannot be kind. One who lifts dead cattle also knows the science of skinning it. Infact if you look at the modern day world the community with majority of vegetarians come from Jains and Brahmins.

Kancha Ilaiahwho now refers to himself symbolically as Kancha Ilaiah Shepherdborn 5 October is an Indian political theoristwriter and activist for Dalit rights. We do not criticize which the Brahmans tell us verbally! Dalitbahujan labour has creatively interacted with a whole range of non-agrarian plant systems. Aug 21, Ela Priyanka rated it really liked it. I came across this book while I was reading why i am a hindu by shashi tharoor. How many higher caste bastis have been torched and razed in land or other disputes?

Brahmins also treat their own children as untouchable. In this manifesto for the downtrodden, the author examines the socio-economic and cultural differences between the Dalitbahujans the majority, the so-called low castes and other Q in the contexts of childhood, family life, market relations, power relations, Gods and Goddesses, death and, nt least, Hindutva ideology of the Hindu Right.

Valmiki was a tribal dacoit and Veda Vyasa was a sudra. The sufferers of this system must be destroyers of this system. But as much as Rs.

Overall, a good book to acquaint yourself to the academic litera A radical take on the Brahminism permeating Indian society and its layers. Like I said, I genuinely tried to like and understand the book – partially because I wanted to educate myself.