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Guru, Gulam, aur Purohit

Booklet: Guru, Gulam, aur Purohit
Author: T.P.Rahee
Publication: Dalit Samveg Prakashan, Lucknow
Edition: First, 1998
Price: Rs. 40/-
Pgs.: 55

A booklet of satire on both Dalits and Brahmanical institutions, attempts to expose ludicrousness of various institutions aimed at ameliorating the conditions of outcastes. Dalits have developed selective amnesia towards their past due to their infatuation for retaining their seats of power or entering in its galleries by becoming ministers, vice-chancellors or manipulators of scholarships meant for Dalit students. Once in power, they like to have modern luxurious things. Upper castes, have become now tolerant because of the state policy of Sarva Dharma Sambhav (all religions are equal). Secularism is a world of all kinds of conceit and deceit. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act so popular among Dalits but detested by upper castes, is also caught up in the eddies of political equations and necessities. Similar is the case of judiciary which is governed by political considerations. Ours is a culture that boasts of its virginity i.e. its perpetual freshness is recurring all and marrying none. It is no man’s sphere, guarded by intrinsic strength, allowing space for every ugly activity to proliferate.


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