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Mahatma Ayyankali: Trailblazer of Dalit Emancipation

Mahatma Ayyankali: Trailblazer of Dalit Emancipation

The caste system in India has long been considered as “the most resilient and adaptive system of inequality and oppression ever invented, the most inhuman too, even excluding sections of people from the very domain of the human, of the moral and the spiritual, of sociality, fraternity, etc.” Joseph Tharamangalam, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount St. Vincent University[Read More…]

by 30/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
Ayyankali: Pioneer Of Radical Revolt Against Brahmanism In Kerala

Ayyankali: Pioneer Of Radical Revolt Against Brahmanism In Kerala

Ayyankali, the Dalit firebrand in Kerala who fought Caste apartheid through innovation and resistance that inspires even till today. A contemporary of Ambedkar he was born into the Pulaya community in Thiruvananthapuram. He burned with the injustices his community faced. Dalits were landless and exploited, punished for crossing into caste hindu areas, and both men and women were targets of[Read More…]

by 19/01/2017 3 comments Annihilate Caste