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

Jhuthi Azadi

Booklet: Jhuthi Azadi
Author: Guru Prasad Madan
Publication: Bhartiya Bauddha Parishad, Madhya Pradesh
Edition: 1st 1987
Price: Rs.2.00
Pages: 32

In this book the author depicts India’s Independence as a farce. Euphoria over India’s Independence on 15th August 1947 is over today. This is because it failed to fulfil the aspirations of Dalit communities. The hope of liberation from two groups of oppressors the British and the savarnas, has not come true. The leadership has moved from the hands of the white rulers to the black rulers (the upper caste savarnas). Instead of power belonging to the people, it continues to be in the hands of the upper castes. The conditions of the deprived communities remain unchanged socially, politically and economically. Atrocities on the marginalized sections of the people continue. Various Governments have made proposals for the uplift of these communities which are hollow and populist. Increasing corruption, nepotism, casteism, varna values and atrocities have brought down India from the status of the golden bird to that of a hawk. Nevertheless, today people are vociferously asserting themselves while walking in the footsteps of Ambedkar.


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