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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Aryans destroyed the Indus Valley civilisation and pushed all the people to the south; Buddha was an anti-caste crusader; the whole of India became Buddhist at one point of time, and was forcibly converted back to Hinduism using strong arm tactics.

In fact, i have seen brahmins who were considered to bring ill luck by wealthy people in the village. Yet they rule ilaian people. You did not reply, but after waiting so long until I wrote my II of the above passages, expressing my end to patience, you chose to write as above. According to the Planning Commission guidelines, these funds cannot be diverted for ont other purpose. Please make a conscious effort and do not allow your ego to reject this.

It is very difficult, as all of us are marked by dhy from birth the first sentence of your post is ample evidence! Within this explicitly caste-based meeting were further surname-based conclaves that seated people by clan or sub-group. This very theory was reinstated at different stages of history whenever brahininical Hinduism was in crisis, or whenever Dalitbahujan organic forces rebelled against Hindu theory and practice.

The author makes a detailed comparison of hindu culture and dalit culture. Who is stopping the Dalits from advancing on any front? A lot of people have come out with more proofs that the aryan invasion theory is a myth. I cannot go on being evil and then blame you for it. Venkatesha member of Indian Parliament representing the Telugu Desam Party and a prominent leader of Arya Vysya said at a press conference that Ilaiah was a traitor and should be hanged.


Do Sudras have better sex ratios than upper caste members? As far concerned with my ancestral claim that the Sanskrit is the language of the aboriginal Indiansmy reasoning could not be challenged by you. Cud never bring myself to believe that someone who wrote this bunch of utter lies — Kancha Iliah — actually teaches at the Osmania University. Kindly let us know the problems in Telengana. Jul 17, Shameema rated it liked it.

The ilalah priest advised Mohammad Bin Kanhca to lower down that flag. I am a dalit and I belong to a Ilaiaah Caste community of Karnataka.

HIB said Kanfha 29, 1: What Karna of the Ma The reincarnating monad was thus negated. Imagine chinese fighter pilot who has got good ma compared to our figher pilot who got placed on caste basis who is not so reflexive. Is it unaffected by time and geography?

I understand it is essential to draw comparisons while writing such treatises because most of the readers do not have exposure to the subject matter at hand. Although one might criticize the author’s extrapolations or interpretations of history, the central theme of the book still makes sense. Look you morons — dont take India backwards to like a middle eastern country or something. For Dalitbahujans, physical and mental labour was an integrated whole.

Why I Am Not a Hindu

This is the most highly scholarly book on religion. The Jains brought the shramana teachings to the common folks in the ancient cities. Like pure Hinddu Marxism before, this lumpen anti-Hinduism is also well-liked and even patronized by Western academe.


In fact, almost everyone of us is already an adherent of Vedic religion, whether we admit in these many nlt words or not. We need more Dalit voices. They act as if sex does not exist.

We would also be happy to contribute. COOL ji must note that every l is not for sale. There is a great deal of violence within the dalitbahujan community e. From the title anyone can tell the book is a criticism of the caste based Hindu society and in fact, inside the two covers goes one step further and proposes an improvement on the existing model.

Sm also in practical concentrated to the Mahars and the Maharashtra state.

Overall, a good book to acquaint yourself to the academic literature regarding caste in India. From the experience of reading your replies posted earlier — because you pretend to sleep.

A Rejection of Hinduism – “Why I am not a Hindu” by Kancha Ilaiah | Sacred Space

Nov 23, Divya rated wy it was ok. Must read book if you want to know about True India. Had you been near me, I would have lifted you on my head and taken hlndu around on the strrets. They maintained huge stores of plant genes.

A Dalit activist, [2] Ilaiah is often identified as being a Dalit himself in news reports, [6] [7] although he was in fact born into an Other Backward Class community.

However it is clear that some modern day Brahmins are the descendents of the Buddhists. The brahmins dont know that they were also meat eaters years ago.