Prof P. Sanal Mohan: ‘The primary problem of Kerala’s Untouchables was slavery’

Historian P. Sanal Mohan says the Gandhian nationalist discourse foregrounded the issue of untouchability. He says he hasn’t come across anyone who claimed to be a nationalist leader of the 20th century talking about slavery in their writings on caste in Kerala

Kerala’s past and present through the eyes of a Dalit historian

In this first part of an interview with FORWARD Press, P. Sanal Mohan, professor of History at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala, and author of the widely acclaimed Modernity of Slavery: Struggles Against Caste Inequality in Colonial Kerala, talks about how he started researching slavery in Kerala – which lasted well into the 20th century – and made some startling discoveries.

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