Annihilation of Caste. The Annotated Critical Edition. by B.R. Ambedkar Edited by S. Anand Introduction by Arundhati Roy. Paperback; Ebook . Kraentk Sir, please purchase only the ORIGINAL VERSION of Annihilation of Caste written by ar alone. I recommend you not to purchase. Praise for the book. ‘Annihilation of Caste has to be read only because it is open to serious objection. Dr Ambedkar is a challenge to Hinduism No Hindu who.

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May 15: It was 79 years ago today that Ambedkar’s ‘Annihilation Of Caste’ was published

How far a Reception Committee is justified in rejecting a President of its choice because of his address that may be objectionable to it is open to question. I’m only familiar with the ‘first past the post’ system we have in India now. After these arguments, Ambedkar makes some concrete suggestions about how to dissolve the institutions of caste once and for all – intermarriage and religious scriptural reform among them.

Hope this new edition of Ambedkar’s magnum opus reaches more young minds. Arundhati Roy could not have a more fitting summary to this radical literature by Dr.

Even the young minds are not without any prejudice Check the twitter, Quora, Facebook for evidence. Probably more, given the consolidation of the wave of Hindutva happening across the country and the preeminence of the RSS and the BJP, particularly in light of the forces of Hindutva trying to claim Ambedkar as their own.


And the social reform won’t come from a mere acceptance of equality of men in the eyes of law or state, but by destroying the very notion that create such division. To ask other readers questions about Annihilation of Casteplease sign up. She chooses her target carefully. In his own life, before he became a Mahatma, when the occasion came for him to choose his career he preferred law to [a merchant’s] scales.

Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar

Geographical Thought of Doctor B. Verso Books 18 November When India got Independence, he wanted his country to be secular.

I was blown away by anbihilation diverse lines of arguments Ambedkar has put forward – history, anthropology, religion, psychology, politics and humanitarianism among others.

Now the first thing that is to be urged against this view is that the caste system is not merely a division of labour. Apr 07, Varad Deshmukh rated it it was annihiltaion. Analysing and Fighting Caste. Annihilation of Caste, is indeed, a breach of peace. Like, the explanation of the voting system which came about as a result of the Poona pact was sketchy. Each and every word of the article is radical, revolutionary and rebellions.

From the moment I read this book, I have been asking myself, “What makes me a Hindu? Ambedkar logically and exhaustively argues why Hindus must do away with caste-system. For all my life, being a Hindu has been following with rebellion, disbelief, ridicule, acceptance what my parents nearly blindly followed their ambevkar who followed their parents who followed their parents who followed their parents and so on until nobody in the chain can convincingly explain with reason why they do what they do and ambedakr have they been passing down what they have been doing.


This edition is truly a remarkable achievement. I disagree with many of Gandhi’s views and agree with most of Ambedkar’s.

It was very much intellectually stimulating for me. Ambedkar had prepared was to be expected from him. They wanted to remove c This is actually two books in one: There were many forces even then that ambrdkar India to be a Hindu nation, but he firmly opposed it.

Oct 11, Ashvajit rated it it was amazing Shelves: It has a firm grip on an ordinary Indian mind. There are plenty out there with caste based name handles and tags attached to their identities. Mar 09, Khush rated it it was amazing. Jan 07, Tisaranavamsa rated it it was amazing Recommended to Tisaranavamsa by: Should ambedjar made compulsory reading in schools.

Priced at 8 annas, Ambedkar printed 1, copies of the text of his speech at his own expense. This book deserves nothing less than a rating of 5, even though rating such a piece of work would be undermining its relevance and application. This is an amazing book by an amazing author, who is rightly revered by millions of people in India.