Why I Am Not a Hindu


A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy

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Identifies points of difference between upper-caste Hindus and Dalits in their family-life and religious beliefs. Warns of the emergence of a Sudra upper castes, whom he calls neo-Kshatriyas.

Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd writes with passionate anger, laced with sarcasm, on the caste system and Indian society. He looks at the socioeconomic and cultural differences between the Dalitbahujans and Hindus in the contexts of childhood, family life, market relations, power relations, Gods and Goddesses, death and, not the least, Hindutva. Synthesizing many of the ideas of Bahujans, he presents their vision of a more just society.

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