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Dalits and the Democratic Revolution

Dalits and the Democratic Revolution
Dr Ambedkar and the Dalit Movement in Colonial India

First Edition

January 1994 | 352 pages | SAGE India
This important book traces the history of the Dalit movement from its beginning in the 19th century to the death of its most famous leader, B.R. Ambedkar, in 1956. Focusing on three states—Andhra,Maharashtra and Karnataka—Dr Omvedt analyses the ideology and organization of the movement and its interaction both with the freedom struggle(particularly with Gandhi and Gandhism) and the `class` struggles of the workers and peasants (and their dominant ideology-Marxism). She also provides a historical account of the origin and development of the caste system.

Towards a Historical Materialist Analysis of the Origins and Development of Caste

Caste, Region and Colonialism: The Context of Dalit Revolt

Emergence of the Dalit Movement, 1900-30: Nagpur, Hyderabad, Andhra, Mysore

Emergence of the Dalit Movement, 1900-30: Bombay Presidency and the Role of Ambedkar

The Turning Point, 1930-36: Ambedkar, Gandhi, the Marxists

The Years of Radicalism: Bombay Presidency, 1936-42

`Ambedkarism`: The Theory of Dalit Liberation

Mysore, 1930-56: The Politics of Ram-Raj

Andhra and Hyderabad, 1930-46: Foundations of Turmoil

Hyderabad and Andhra, 1946-56: Revolution, Repression and Recuperation




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