The Persistence of Caste
The Khairlanji Murders and India's Hidden Apartheid
"Understanding Caste" takes a hard look at the caste system in India, despite being abolished under the Indian constitution. Using the tragic case of "Khairlanji" in 2006, the book reveals that every eighteen minutes, a crime is committed against a member of the dalit caste. The book argues that the caste system has been assimilated into capitalist and globalising India, and that anti-caste activism has reflected and reinforced negative stereotypes. This insightful and shocking analysis provides a fascinating glimpse into caste dynamics and their existence in a globalised world.
first published in 2010
2019-01-22T15:51:41.000ZIn his phenomenal book, "The Persistence of Caste", @AnandTeltumbde unmasked the caste-nature of Indian society and failures of its legal mechanisms. The same legal mechanism which cannot protect massacred Dalits hunts them down for their political opinions. Shame #StandWithAnand – source