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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (1): 122–136.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Thomas Crowley Abstract This article explores the thought of philosopher, historian, and activist Sharad Patil, particularly the way he constructs theoretical arguments by drawing on, expanding, and critiquing the insights of his predecessors in radical anti-caste thought, Jotirao Phule and B. R...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 24–32.
Published: 01 May 1994
..., which is remarka- cause an expanded version of that paper has ap- bly similar to that of European anti-Semitism. I am peared already in Social Scientist. But, then, almost inclined to believe also that there is now so power- exactly a year later, on December 7, 1993, I offered ful a cultural...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 403–408.
Published: 01 December 2013
... need to explore the nexus of caste and sub- The mantle of self-­subjectivation therefore fell on jectivity in the long duration of philosophical de- Dalits; it is in Dalit thought that subjectivity and bate in antiquity and also in the medieval epoch its relation to the negative began...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 57–65.
Published: 01 May 1994
... or engineers.* backward castes perceive these as emblematic of Gujarat has not witnessed an anti-Brahmin or their new identity. backward caste movement as in south India. Some New Meaning of Hinduism religious sects mobilized...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (1): 43–60.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and cultural emancipation that was used not only to challenge colonial rule but also to further numerous anti-caste movements against existing Brahmanical institutions and practices. While the history of anti-caste and Dalit engagements with Buddhism has largely been studied through a discussion of the Indian...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 14–23.
Published: 01 May 1994
... political scene has fourth phase. It must be noted that these phases are led many to assume that it possessed a clear-cut not water-tight compartments and do not indicate ideology and charted out a well thought out strat- basic shifts in the BJP’s character and outlook. The egy of growth which...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1996) 16 (2): 114–122.
Published: 01 August 1996
... the Sena’s original constituency, middle to and its blatant use of violence, has led to the wide- lower caste (and mostly working class) urban Marathi spread opinion expressed by Pushpa Bhave (literary speakers, it is jarringly reminiscent of the social cri- critic, anti-Sainik activist, and one...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1990) 10 (1): 12–22.
Published: 01 May 1990
... (in Alibagh taluka of Kolaba district) being a a series of reports on the emerging anti-landlord move- center. A. V. Chitre, a CKP [intermediate caste] activist ment in the Konkan (the southwestern coast of Maha- then connected with N. M. Joshi’s Social Service rashtra), and the founding...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2024) 44 (1): 66–79.
Published: 01 May 2024
... to caste, but to the “Muslim problem.” India's Muslims sprang from the Hindu race; mixing with them was, for Savarkar, the means to reclaim and erase them. Hindu racism, it is usually understood, must mean casteism. 27 This article offers a fundamental critique of this view. Savarkar's thought pushes us...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1996) 16 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 May 1996
... the research conducted by Louis as “one of the clearest heirs of the Orientalist leg- Dumont on the social organization of castes, on the acy.”4 But all these criticisms, at the very least, under- Hindu pantheon and on ancient India, has pro- line a paradox of which they seem completely un...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1991) 11 (1_and_2): 110–130.
Published: 01 August 1991
... being barred by the Supreme force behind this document.’ Were it not for his Court, the Mandal Commission persists in using the venomous articles in Indian Express I would not have set caste criteria they say. But has caste criteria really been down my thoughts on paper. The misinformation...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1992) 12 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 August 1992
... vegetarian to was fear of the woman’s sexuality without appropriate distinguish themselves from lower castes, meateating male control. Reformers who sought support for the itself was now made into an anti-Hindu position. And bill were physically attacked, and meeting halls rented as this movement...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1991) 11 (1_and_2): 32–61.
Published: 01 August 1991
... cultural epistemological status and elevate traditional understandings of the world will be denied validity. This thought to the status of ethno-science because it skepticism has both fed upon and contributed to the constitutes legitimate ways of knowing and rampant growth of anti-realist...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 331–344.
Published: 01 December 2013
... anti-­imperialist solidarities of 1927 and toward platform to cast the Meerut Conspiracy Case as a more rigid realignment of solely communist party the pivotal site of the anti-­imperialist struggle. members within the LAI in contradistinction to 33. Reginald Bridgeman, “Secretary’s Report...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2000) 20 (1-2): 1–62.
Published: 01 August 2000
... and violence, of moral stan- name of national unity and in accordance with an old dards and transgression, of charity and murder that and constantly re-asserted anti-caste position, the the Shiv Sena has asserted itself. It has, therefore, a “supreme leader” vehemently opposed job quotas and reference...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1993) 13 (1_and_2): 152–172.
Published: 01 August 1993
... bhang, was shown to be ordained. Many thoughtful Indians are therefore Ashoka’s pillar (Ashoka became a role model for strongly in favor of the caste system on the ground Jawaharlal Nehru). Thus in the process of empire- that it is a bulwark of society against revolutionary...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1988) 8 (1_and_2): 70–74.
Published: 01 August 1988
...- caste Hindus, as did the agitations by Dalits for their rights. nicipal Corporation elections despite the fact that there is The S~Mhas, therefore, also displayed anti-Dalit character- sizeable population of Dalits and Muslims in the town. istics and has incited anti-Dalit riots in Marathwada...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1987) 7 (1_and_2): 50–55.
Published: 01 August 1987
... to deal with the macro-factors in• submit to authority. This tendency is taken advantage of by volved in promoting communalism and communal violence. the communal parties and develops anti-democratic authori• The most important aspect of macro-level theorizing about tarian structures. Both the RSS...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (2): 232–245.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that the question of how one ought to kill is an equally significant question of ethics that is simultaneously long-standing (particularly in South Asian thought) and very contemporary. In relation to discussions of human-animal relations, we show how the idea of “companionship,” variously proposed by Veena Das...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1996) 16 (2): 10–15.
Published: 01 August 1996
... lims in India were cmnverts or descendants of con- and they became the target of British retribution. Sir verts. These converts had brought into the commu- Syed Ahmed Khan (1817-1898) defended the Mus- nity the imprint of their past traditions of caste, lims against British vengeance...