" Democracy was
also a great narrative and not merely a monolithic kind of democratic participation."

Peeda Dalit Samaj Kee

Booklet : Peeda Dalit Samaj Kee
(Pain of the Dalit Society)
Authors : Dr. Shartender
Publisher : Vineet Prakashan, Jaunpur, U.P.
First Edition : 1996
Price : Rs. 25/-
Pages : 72

Written in poetic form, the booklet focuses on the origins of Brahmins. Its atrocious acts, and its constant consequences which is painful to majority of population in India. Kshtriyas (Nagavanshis) the original inhabitants was overpowered by Brahmins with scriptural weapons. People were divided on Varna basis. This was challenged by saints of the Bhakti movement especially Ravidas, Kabir, Mallik das, Dada and Rahim. Before them, Buddha made immense contribution by uprooting Brahminical hegemony which was given a new form by Jyotiba Phule. Ambedkar staying on his thought attacked ill organizations. But untouchability continued to be same for deprived as their entry into temples and forced to live under humiliating conditions. Worse than this, they depend on trades of upper castes. Dalits today are asking for returning those rights which was snatched from then centuries before. Only then an egalitarian society can come to exist. Festering the wounds of dalits will decay the civilization oldest and richest in the world.


Copyright © 2012 Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute. All Rights Reserved.
A project supported by the Ford Foundation