Author: Chinna Rao Yagati
Publisher: Kanishka Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173915733
This work deals with the familiar story of Dalits with a new perspective. Often social scientists in general and historians in particular interpret Dalit consciousness as 'false consciousness' undermining their radical political self-assertion.
This work mainly deals with the Dalit's political consciousness, their struggle for identity, and the manner in which they rose from a stage being of apolitical entities to a stage when they could develop their own self-definition and roles within the dialectics of the nationalist anti-colonial struggle.
The strength of this work lies in drawing upon vernacular sources and in presenting an insiders' perspective.
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