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The Flaming Feet and Other Essays: The Dalit Movement in India
by D.R. Nagaraj
In this volume of sixteen essays, D. R. Nagaraj, the foremost non-Brahmin intellectual to emerge from India’s non-English-speaking world, presents his vision of the Indian caste system in relation to Dalit politics—the Dalit being a self-designation for many groups in the lower castes of India. Nagaraj argues that the Dalit movement rejected the traditional Hindu world and ...more
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Seagull Books
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“Well, that is the seductive charm of history; she convinces one that a partial view is the total view and drives the passionate to act. Here lies, precisely, the liberatory potential of history. One who waits for the total view will never act nor even take a plunge into history.”More quotes…