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Annihilation of caste : the annotated critical edition

Annihilation of caste : the annotated critical edition

Author: B R Ambedkar; S Anand, (Journalist); Arundhati Roy; Santarāma; Gandhi, Mahatma
Publisher: London : Verso, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Verso paperback editionView all editions and formats
'The Annihilation of Caste' is one of the most important - and still most controversial - works of Indian political writing. Completed in 1936, the book is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and the caste system that infuriated Gandhi yet has remained a rallying cry for 60 years.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B R Ambedkar; S Anand, (Journalist); Arundhati Roy; Santarāma; Gandhi, Mahatma
ISBN: 9781784783525 1784783528
OCLC Number: 935710665
Notes: Includes facsimile of title page of original (1936) edition.
Description: 415 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The doctor and the saint / Arundhati Roy --
Annihilation of Caste. Preface to second edition, 1937 ; Preface to third edition, 1944 ; Prologue ; Annihilation of caste : an undelivered speech, 1936 --
The Ambedkar-Gandhi debate. A vindication of caste / by Mahatma Gandhi ; Sant Ram responds to Gandhi ; A reply to the Mahatma / by B.R. Ambedkar --
A note on the Poona Pact.
Responsibility: B.R. Ambedkar ; edited and annotated by S. Anand ; introduced with the essay The doctor and the saint by Arundhati Roy.


One of the most important, yet neglected, works of Indian political writing with an extensive introduction by the author of 'The God of Small Things'.  Read more...


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"Annihilation of Caste has to be read ... No Hindu who prizes his faith above life itself can afford to underrate the importance of this indictment." - M.K. Gandhi "What Communist Manifesto is to the Read more...

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