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Annihilation of Caste (English, Hardcover, Ambedkar B. R.)

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Annihilation of Caste  (English, Hardcover, Ambedkar B. R.)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Navayana Publishing
  • Genre: Social Science
  • ISBN: 9788189059637, 9788189059637
  • Pages: 415
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Annihilation of Caste is an undelivered speech by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, against the untouchability prevalent in India.

Summary of the Book

Drafted to be delivered on the annual conference as the presidential address for a Hindu reformist group Jat-Pat Todak Mandal, to address the issues of casteism on Hindu society, the speech was considered too radical for the audience and Ambedkar was asked to withdraw the speech. Instead he released his speech in the form of this book which strongly criticizes orthodox Hinduism and the caste system. In it he reveals his views on Hindu leaders of the day and how he believed that their teachings were flawed and how they only hinder the progress of the nation. The later editions of the book added a section in reply to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who believed that only untouchability was to blame and not casteism. Dr. Ambedkar rebukes this vision of the Mahatma and explains that unless casteism disappears as a whole there will be no improvement in the state of affairs.

About B. R. Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji "Babasaheb" Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, politician, economist, historian, philosopher and principal architect of the Constitution of India.

Born into a Mahar household, Dr. Ambedkar was a staunch soldier against the plague of untouchability and casteism in India. He was the first untouchable to graduate from the Elphinstone College, University of Bombay. He later went to Columbia University in New York City to major in Economics, with Sociology, History, Philosophy and Anthropology. He also received his doctorate in Economics shortly after. Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism and spoke widely against untouchability and casteism, forming several assisting sections of the constitution to help background castes in progressing.

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  • B.A(Sociology), B.A(Political Science)
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Master piece on Destruction/Elimination/Demolition of Caste

It shows an important dialogue between Gandhi and Ambedkar,their perspective on Indian Society.
As one line reads in the book: To understand gandhi you need to understand ambedkar and vice versa.
But after further reading it further you would like to ignore the 1st part of the book written by Ms. Roy and 2nd part starts with this amazing Speech written by Dr.Ambedkar and i have just one word to say "WOW!! WOW!! & WOW!!".You won't find such scholarly work even in contemporary times and he cou...
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A life changing work

It is often said that literature (fiction/non fiction) can inspire people for change.. French revolution, American war of independence, Russian revolution,Indian freedom struggle etc etc..all of them had been fueled by literature and this work of Dr B R Ambedkar has same potency..it shows that still the caste system is same, people are same and most of the problems like developmental issue,corruption issue, communalism, social tensions etc etc are some way connected with the caste system. We ...
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Raj Krishna

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A Breach of Peace

It is not very often that you come across a book that shakes you from within. This book is like a mirror which shows the true face of the society we live in. This book establishes that nobody in India understands caste better than Dr. Ambedkar. Having suffered the brunt of untouchability himself, it was easy for him to get carried away, but he remained quite objective in the treatment of this sensitive subject. Arundhati Roy's introduction is an icing on the cake which establishes that Caste ...
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Dhawal Mehra

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May, 2014

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Brilliant

Must Read and Highly Recommended

Super impressed with the delivery speed and the product quality...!! The packing was very nice and paper quality is up to mark...!! This is a must read book...
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A must read

This book is simply the best book one can get his/her hands to if one wants to understand Indian society. Annhiliation of Caste is a eye opener and a must read for people who consider themselves educated and sensitive towards the society.
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Siddhartha Gautam

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A must read book

Aniihilation Of caste is a master piece written by Dr. B.R.Ambedkar .

this book is a must read not only because of great work/speech wriiten by Dr.Ambedkar but also fantastic introduction written by Arundhati Roy. book is very informative. first part of the book is An Introduction by Arundhati Roy, once you start reading intro i m sure you will not leave the book half way. introduction will surely attract/drag you to the second part of the book scholarly written/drafted by Dr.Ambedkar. True ...
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Nov, 2014

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ANNIHILATION - The Thought PROVOKING !!!

WHAT a master piece writing work !!!!!!!!
It was very much intellectually stimulating for me.
I find that any work of non-fiction that I read has a very tiny message to to away & can be summarized very easily. That is not the case with annihilation of castes. Every sentence is a quotable quote. This is the most scholarly work I have ever read.
we need DR.AMBEDKAR urgently to in act . Do read & explore the thoughts.
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saurabh vankhade

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Ambedkar is reason why India is still a democracy

Great insight by the Modern Manu.
Read it if you want to be intelligent and have patience to appreciate the intelligent and well reasoned critique of caste system in India.
India is a democracy= political reform but still faces intolearance,caste distinction,religious hypocrisy because there is no social reform....read the book to find out many such concepts.
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Abhishek Chowdhary

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a thought provoking book

its a good book to read, esp if you would like to know about history of india and how indians were in the past.

Arundathi roy's introduction is very useful to support the present status of various communities(statistics should be verified though). with this, one can know the poverty of backward classes.

Annihilation of Cast; a speech written by BR Ambedkar is beyond words to describe. It brings us close to how ambedkar though about the society and reforms he wished to have to make the soci...
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raghu narendra

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Apr, 2014

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Great product

An eye opener... Must read the book. An awesome book with huge true information, so much love and respect for baba saheb... Really amazing journey.. people who want to understand the hippocracy of society and dominance of few people go for it...
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Q:does this book contains the complete doctor's and the saint?
A:Yes. Basically this chapter is a kind of introduction to this book.
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Q:How is the language of the book? Is it very easy, medium or hard to absorb?
A:Easy.
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Q:Is this book available in Bengali language? If yes, where can I find it?
A:not this book. but this article can be found in Bengali language. search it in college street.
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Q:I ordered The Doctor And the Saint. Do I have to read AoC first?
A:Doctor and Saint will prepare your base to read AOC, without it it was tough to read AOC for myself
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Q:Which edition is this ?
A:latest edition. legendary edition.
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Q:is the language of this book easy?
A:everyone who heard what english is can read this masterpiece.
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Q:How many pages?
A:415
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Q:There is another book for Rs 155 wt is the difference b/w them?
A:That book was written by BRAmbedkar only. But this book is the combination of that old book and an essay called The Doctor and the Saint written by Arundhati Roy. I would suggest you to buy this one.
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Q:How many pages does it have?
A:total 415 pages. upto 170 pages Roy's The doctor and the Saint and then Annihilation of caste.
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