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As prepared as the presidential address for the annual conference of a Hindu reformist group Jat Pat Todak Mandal on the ill effects of caste in Hindu society A. I read Gandhi as a high school student and liked him but it was not until I read Ambedkar that I felt like I had really found something good Ambedkar is clear uncompromising unadulterated He was also incredibly prolific This speech which became a book was too clear and too uncompromising to even be delivered I read it than 15 years ago and remember so many uotes caste is a monster you cannot have political reform you cannot have economic reform unless you slay that monster It is from 1936 but it is relevant today and still sounds fresh What's it is relevant for than just caste in India Indeed it helped me understand racism in the Americas as well This is an amazing book by an amazing author who is rightly revered by millions of people in India
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The Annihilation of CasteAnnihilation of Caste is an undelivered speech written in 1936 by B R Ambedkar an Indian who fought against the country's concept of untouchability The speech w. Annihilation of Caste is a prolific work by Dr Ambedkar It encapsulates the ideas of a rebel of how caste and religion oppresses people socially morally and economically Originally conceived as a speech for Jat Pat Todak Mandal an organization of Caste Hindu Social Reformers it was later published by Ambedkar himself for the organization refused to allow him to give his speech in the original form Lucid powerful and scholarly the treatise provides a thorough insight of how and why caste plagues the life of millions There is an underlying indignation fierce and untainted rightfully directed towards years of unwarranted injusticeThe boon and the bane of Hinduism is the fact that both the philosophy and religion is so intricately weaved around its core faith Although caste a necessary adjustment by the society to keep the religion intact has been objected by many other forerunners previously to Ambedkar from Raja Ram Mohan Roy to Mahatma Gandhi it has always sprung back with a rejuvenated force for it derived its root from the fundamental philosophy of the Hinduism What is revolutionary and indomitably courageous about Ambedkar and this work is that he uestions the very authority of the vedas upanishads and manu smritis itself There should be one and only one standard book of Hindu Religion acceptable to all Hindus and recognized by all Hindus This of course means that all other books of Hindu religion such as Vedas Shastras and Puranas which are treated as sacred and authoritative must by law cease to be so and the preaching of any doctrine religious or social contained in these books should be penalizedThe mandal refused to allow an audience for Ambedkar's speech for the very reason that at least the word Veda be left out for the time beingCiting and drawing parallels from history to western philosophy from Plato to French Revolution Ambedkar's argument dazzles and dares with objectivity and erudition Another important section in this book is his reply to the criticism of Gandhi to this work Ambedkar spares no one especially not Gandhi and gives back a direct logical and completely awe inspiring reply For instance his reply to Gandhi's argument that everyone should follow his own ancestral calling according to hisher caste Ambedkar flashes back with fervor Does the Mahatma practise what he preaches One does not like to make personal reference in an argument which is general in its application But when one preaches a doctrine and holds it as a dogma there is a curiosity to know how far he practises what he preachesThe Mahatma is a Bania by birth His ancestors had abandoned trading in favour of ministership which is a calling of the Brahmins 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 On abandoning law he became half saint and half politician He has never touched trading which is his ancestral calling Caste in India still persist even in this 21st century There are still interior rural hinterlands where Caste system prevails much not exposed by the urban centric media Even the young minds are not without any prejudiceCheck the twitter uora Facebook for evidence There are plenty out there with caste based name handles and tags attached to their identitiesI recommend this book to be read by every Indian especially by every 'Hindu' and by all youngsters It must uestion your perspectives and mindset on Indian society and Hinduism If it does then India is still in safe handsPS I do not recommend that edition of this book published with Arundhati Roy's 'Introduction' Honestly Ambedkar reuires no Introduction at allPSS Compliment reading this book along with Ambedkar's another significant work originally a paper submitted at LSE Caste Their genesis origin and development'