Dr Ambedkar and Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting Caste

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Hurst & Company, 2005 - Social Science - 205 pages
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Ambedkar, the first Untouchable ever to be formally educated, pioneered new strategies, philosophically and practically, which continue to prove effective, not least in the inspirational example he set to India's Untouchable community in their struggle for social and political rights.

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Christophe Jaffrelot is Director CERI (Centre d Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po (Paris) and Research Director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). He teaches South Asian politics to doctoral students at Sciences Po. He has written extensively on political and regional issues of South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan. His most recent publications include "India s ""Silent Revolution" "The Rise of Low Castes in North India "(2002) and "Dr Ambedkar and Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting Caste "(2004). His current research interests include theories of nationalism and democracy; the rise of lower castes and untouchables in north Indian politics; and ethnic conflicts in Pakistan.

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