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By Srividya Natarajan

ISBN-10: 8189059467

ISBN-13: 9788189059460

Jotirao Govindrao Phule wrote Slavery (Gulamgiri) a scathing and witty assault on Brahmanism and the slavery of India s decrease castes that it engendered. in contrast to Indian nationalists, Phule (1827-1890) observed the British as those that may tame the neighborhood elite the Brahmans who wielded strength easily at the foundation of start. encouraged via Thomas Paine s Rights of guy and the beliefs of Enlightenment philosophers, Phule fastened a critique of the Vedas as idle fantasies of the Brahman brain. With the target of releasing the Sudras and Atisudras, he based the Satyashodak Samaj (Society of Truthseekers).

Phule devoted Slavery to the great humans of the U.S. as a token of admiration for his or her chic, disinterested and self-sacrificing devotion within the reason for Negro Slavery. Written within the type of a discussion among Dhondiba and Jotiba comparable to Buddha s Suttas, of Socrates dialogues Slavery strains the historical past of Brahman domination in India, and examines the reasons for and targets of the harsh and inhuman legislation framed via the Brahmans.

This innovative textual content is still appropriate this present day, and given Phule s relatively photograph mind's eye lends itself nearly clearly to picture artwork. Srividya Natarajan and Aparajita Ninan additionally weave within the tale of Savitribai, Jotiba s spouse and accomplice in his struggles, who all started a college for women in Pune in 1848, regardless of social opprobrium.

this is often possibly the 1st time historic paintings of nonfiction has been interpreted as a picture booklet in India.

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