The nineteenth century saw the beginning of a violent and controversial movement of protest amongst western India's low and untouchable castes, aimed at the effects of their lowly position within the Hindu caste hierarchy. This study concentrates on the first leader of this movement, Mahatma Jotirao Phule.The society also published a newspaper, the Marathi Dnyan Prasarak. In a long essay entitled a#39;The past, present and future state of this countrya#39;, it set out the causes of Indiaa#39;s decline. Under the influence of a corrupted religious orthodoxy, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Caste, Conflict and Ideology|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2002-08-22|