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Why oppose Kancha Ilaiah’s books?

How can RSS tolerate the democratic ideology of Kancha Ilaiah? Why would they want Kancha Ilaiah’s books to influence Dalit-Bahujans’ opposition to Hindu spiritual fascism and inspire them to challenge the construction of a Brahmin state? Kanwal Bharti’s analysis

When there was no Bahujan thought in India, or to state it differently, when there was no enlightenment among Dalit-backward classes, Brahmin thought was synonymous with Indian thought. For instance, there used to be a column titled  “Rashtra Chintan ” ( national thought ) published in “Dainik Jagran” and “Amar Ujala” written by a brahmin author. This was published every Monday, until his death. The column was unbearably casteist, communal and poisonous. In those days, I was the lone Dalit writer who attacked this national thought in my writings. Neither the progressive writers nor the readers exerted any pressure to stop publishing the column of national thought. While such was the state of affairs in journalism, far worse was the situation with literature. The entire Hindi literature had become synonymous with Hindu literature.

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About The Author

Kanwal bharti

Kanwal Bharti (born February 1953) is a progressive Ambedkarite thinker and one of the most talked-about and active contemporary writers. Dalit Sahitya Kee Avdharna and Swami Achootanand Harihar Sanchayita are his key books. He was conferred with Dr Ambedkar Rashtriya Award in 1996 and Bhimratna Puraskar in 2001