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The doctor and the saint : caste, race, and the annihilation of caste : the debate between B.R. Ambedkar and M.K. Gandhi / Arundhati Roy.

Author/creator Roy, Arundhati author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionviii, 171 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract "To best understand and address the inequality in India today, Arundhati Roy insists we must examine both the political development and influence of M. K. Gandhi and why B. R. Ambedkar’s brilliant challenge to his near-divine status was suppressed by India’s elite. In Roy’s analysis, we see that Ambedkar’s fight for justice was systematically sidelined in favor of policies that reinforced caste, resulting in the current nation of India: independent of British rule, globally powerful, and marked to this day by the caste system. This book situates Ambedkar’s arguments in their vital historical context— namely, as an extended public political debate with Mohandas Gandhi. “For more than half a century—throughout his adult life—[Gandhi’s] pronouncements on the inherent qualities of black Africans, untouchables and the laboring classes remained consistently insulting,”�(آ�ىٰمٱ�”ُ.�(٣“His refusal to allow working-class people and untouchables to create their own political organizations and elect their own representatives remained consistent too.”�(آة�وَم�كُٰ�لَُْ�وم�فىَٰ،�”ُ�٬ٱُِمٱ�مٍُ�كَنٍُُْٰفقمٌ،�َُٰ�ٱُْْىف،ٌ�لَ�ىَِْٱىهَ�وْٱ�ق�وُم�ىٌُٰىكف�وٌ�وُٰ�لَ�فمْم�نْ�لَىف&#٬٢٠١٩؛ٱ�ٱُٰ�ف�لٍَُ�ٱُٰ�م�مْل�ىه�م.�ىَُهَ�وُم�فمًٱ�وم�فٱم�وُْ”�قٍملفً&ْ#٬٢٠١٩؛ٱ�م�ىٌفَُ”ْ�َٰممٌٌكٰ�كٌوىم�مٍَٰٱ�ٰ�م�مٱ�مْكٰمل،�ُٰ�”ٌَ�لََىف�و�وُْ�وُم�لٌُْ."-- Provided by publisher
General noteSubtitle from cover.
General note"First published as the introduction to Ambedkar, Annihilation of caste : the annotated critical edition, in 2014 by Navayana Publishing Pvt. Ltd."--Title page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 149-160) and index.

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