RETHINKING CASTE AND RESISTANCE IN INDIA
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The bookRethinking Caste and Resistance in Indiais a collection of essays by prominent thinkers on the historist and humanist transcendence of the caste system such that an authentic democracy can bloom in India. It locates caste as not only a social problem, but a moral evil and schizophrenia affecting India civilization. Besides reflecting on Jotiba Phule, Karl Marx and B.R. Ambedkar this book also traverses through Nietzschean genealogy, communalism in colonial India, the need for radical education to fulfil the democratic revolution, the literature of Triveni Sangh, questions of social exclusion and inequality, the story of Eklavya in the Mahabharata and the asking of pertinent questions to the Indian left.
Murzban Jalis methodological humanist and critical realist who did his PhD from the Department of Philosophy, Panjab University on Marx’s theory of fetishism and consequently worked at the Centre for Civilizations, New Delhi. He was Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla and in the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Senior Fellow where he worked on the ethnography of the makings of a minority community in India. He is the author ofThe Seductions of Karl Marx(Dehi: Aakar Books, 2010),Zoroastrianism: From Antiquity to the Modern Period, edited (New Delhi: Munshiram, 2012),The New Militants(Delhi: Aakar Books, 2014),Why We Are Not Hindus(Delhi: Aakar Books, 2015),What Ails the Indian Muslims,edited with Zaheer Ali(Delhi: Aakar Books, 2016),Challenges for the Indian Left, edited(Delhi: Aakar Books, 2017),In the Name of Marx(Delhi: Aakar Books, 2018),Zarathushtra and the Inmates of Paradise(Delhi: Aakar Books, 2018),Yusuf and Zuleika: On the Return of the Despot(Delhi: Aakar Books, 2019), andThe Prison House of Alienation(London & New York; Routledge, 2019),Theory and Praxis: Reflections on the Colonization of Knowledge,edited wth Jyoti Bawane (London & New York: Routledge, 2020),The Legacy of Karl Marx(Delhi: Aakar Books, 2020),Essays on Marxism and Asia(London & New York: Routledge, 2022) andThe Imbecile’s Guide to Public Philosophy,edited with Jyoti Bawane and Muzaffar Ali (London & New York: Routledge, 2022)