The Untouchables


Author: Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar

Publisher: Gautam Book Center

ISBN: 9788190568920

Category: Dalits

Page: 168

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Voices of the Dalit Liberation Movement


Author: Minority Rights Group

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9780862324605

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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Dalits in Modern India


Author: S. M. Michael

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555876975

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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This work criticizes academic theories on caste in Indian society. It introduces the customs of Dalit freedom fighting and uses case studies to illustrate the Dalits' struggles in a modern world of communalized politics and market reforms.



Author: Mulk Raj Anand

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141393610

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Mulk Raj Anand's extraordinarily powerful story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, with a new introduction by Ramachandra Guha, author of Gandhi Bakha is a proud and attractive young man, yet none the less he is an Untouchable - an outcast in India's caste system. It is a system that is even now only slowly changing and was then as cruel and debilitating as that of apartheid. Into this vivid re-creation of one day in the life of Bakha, sweeper and toilet-cleaner, Anand pours a vitality, fire and richness of detail that earn his place as one of the twentieth century's most important Indian writers. 'One of the most eloquent and imaginative works to deal with this difficult and emotive subject' Martin Seymour-Smith 'It recalled to me very vividly the occasions I have walked 'the wrong way' in an Indian city, and it is a way down which no novelist has yet taken me' E. M. Forster

The Untouchable


Author: John Banville

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307560929

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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One of the most dazzling and adventurous writers now working in English takes on the enigma of the Cambridge spies in a novel of exquisite menace, biting social comedy, and vertiginous moral complexity. The narrator is the elderly Victor Maskell, formerly of British intelligence, for many years art expert to the Queen. Now he has been unmasked as a Russian agent and subjected to a disgrace that is almost a kind of death. But at whose instigation? As Maskell retraces his tortuous path from his recruitment at Cambridge to the airless upper regions of the establishment, we discover a figure of manifold doubleness: Irishman and Englishman; husband, father, and lover of men; betrayer and dupe. Beautifully written, filled with convincing fictional portraits of Maskell's co-conspirators, and vibrant with the mysteries of loyalty and identity, The Untouchable places John Banville in the select company of both Conrad and le Carre. Winner of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction "Contemporary fiction gets no better than this... Banville's books teem with life and humor." - Patrick McGrath, The New York Times Book Review "Victor Maskell is one of the great characters in recent fiction... The Untouchable is the best work of art in any medium on [its] subject." -Washington Post Book World "As remarkable a literary voice as any to come out of Ireland; Joyce and Beckett notwithstanding." -San Francisco Chronicle

Untouchable Pasts

Religion, Identity, and Power among a Central Indian Community, 1780-1950


Author: Saurabh Dube,Professor of History Center for Asian and African Studies Saurabh Dube

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791436875

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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Constructs a history of an untouchable and heretical community, the Satnamis of Central India.

Growing up Untouchable in India

A Dalit Autobiography


Author: Vasant Moon,Gail Omvedt,Eleanor Zelliot

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585394067

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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'In this English translation, Moon's story is usefully framed by apparatus necessary to bring its message to even those taking their first look at South Asian culture...The result is an easy to digest short-course on what it means to be a Dalit, in the words of one notable Dalit.'-Journal of Asian Studies



Author: David G. Maillu

Publisher: N.A


Category: Kenya

Page: 204

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Untouchable Soldiers

The Maharas and the Mazhbis


Author: Ardythe Basham

Publisher: Gautam Book Center

ISBN: 9788187733430

Category: Dalits

Page: 51

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Study conducted in Bhandāra District of Vidarbha, Maharashtra, India.

The Untouchable as Himself

Ideology, Identity and Pragmatism Among the Lucknow Chamars


Author: Professor R S Khare,Ravindra S.. Khare,Ravindra S. Khare

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521263146

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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Professor Khare offers the first major, comprehensive study of what it means to be an Untouchable in contemporary India. 'Based on a study of the Chamars of Lucknow, the work provides a sensitive description of the Untouchables' cultural ideology and its role in helping them confront their everyday dilemmas and conflicts. Although India has legally abolished untouchability, in practical terms the Untouchables continue to experience social resistance and deprivation while changing social circumstances have given rise to a new awareness and increased expectations. In this book, the urban Chamar reformers, leaders, and ordinary persons speak for themselves, revealing a distinctive cultural perspective as well as a serious awareness of their changing role in Indian society.