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'[In our childhood] all of us, the Dalitbahujans of
India, never heard the word "Hindu'-not as a
word, nor as the name of a culture, nor as the name
of the religion. We heard about Turukoollu
(Muslims), we heard about Kirastaanapoollu
(Christians), we heard about Baapanoollu
(Brahmins) and Koomatoollu (Baniyas) spoken of
as people who were different from us.'
- Kancha Ilaiah
'The book is a welcome weapon
in the non-brahmin armoury.'
Sanghamitra,
— Indian Review of Books
'Why I Am Not A Hindu is a
modern classic.'
— Aakar Patel, editor, Mid Day
'In Kancha Ilaiah's conceptual
universe, you feel the pain of life.
In his ideas, you sense the
vulnerability of battling
unpredictable waters. But in his
intellectual adventurousness, you
also sense the gaiety of robust
combat and the fun in the fight.'
— Sagarika Ghose
Outlook, 25 Dec 2000
WHY
I AM NOT A HINDU
Kancha Ilaiah writes with passionate anger, laced
with sarcasm, on the situation in India today. He
looks at the socioeconomic and cultural differences
between the Dalitbahujans and Hindus in the
contexts of childhood, family life, market relations,
power relations, Gods and Goddesses, death and,
not least, Hindutva. Synthesizing many of the ideas
of Bahujans, he presents their vision of a more just
society.
Kancha Ilaiah is professor, Department of Political
Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, and an
activist in the Dalitbahujan and civil liberties
movement.
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A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy,
Culture and Political Economy
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in Feb. 1996
First reprint Dec. 1996
Second reprint Sept. 1997
Third reprint Oct. 1998
Fourth reprint June 2000
Fifth reprint Feb. 2001
Sixth.reprint Feb. 2002
© 2002 Kancha llaiah
ISBN 81-85604-18-5
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