15 books every Dalit must read


Books written by Baba Saheb Ambedkar are must read for every Dalit-Bahujan. You can download those books from here. Apart from these books, here is the list of few more books, which every Dalit must read.

1. Kanshiram – Leader of the Dalits (English) by Narayan Badri

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2. Behenji : A Political Biography of Mayawati (English) by Ajoy Bose

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3. Why I am not a Hindu (English) by Kancha Ilaiah

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4. Buffalo Nationalism (English) by Kancha Ilaiah

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5. Ambedkar : Towards an Enlightened India (English) by Gail Omvedt

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6. Dr Ambedkar And Untouchability : Analysing And Fighting Caste (English) by Christophe Jaffrelot

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7. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (English) by Dhananjay Kheer

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8. The Essential Writings of B. R. Ambedkar (English) by Rodrigues Valerian 

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9. Understanding Caste: From Buddha to Ambedkar and Beyond (English) by Gail Omvedt

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10. Dalit Visions (English) by  Gail Omvedt

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11. Buddhism in India Challenging : Brahmanism and Caste : Challenging Brahmanism and Caste (English) by  Gail Omvedt

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12. Ambedkar : Awakening Indias Social Conscience (English) by Narendra Jadhav

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13. India’s Silent Revolution (English) by Christophe Jaffrelot

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14. Defying the Odds : The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs (English) by Chandra Bhan Prasad ,Devesh Kapur , D. Shyam Babu

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15. Civility Against Caste : Dalit Politics and Citizenship in Western India (English) by Christophe Jaffrelot

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Do you have any other good book in mind? Please let us know in the comments.

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3 responses to “15 books every Dalit must read

  1. Yakob

    Badri Narayan and Ajoy Bose are Brahmins.

    Gail Omvedt and Christophe Jaffrelot are White.

    We should read our own.

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    • These ‘Whites’ have written excellent books on Dalits.

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      • Yakob

        Pardeep,

        Gail Omvedt is the exception. Her writings is filled with references to the Marathi Dalit-Bahujan movement and Dalit-Bahujan writers like Kancha Ilaiah. I too learned much from Jaffrelot’s book “India’s Silent Revolution” before I realized how dependent on the Brahmin left academia he was.

        As far as the Brahmins go, I find Badri Narayan sincere. He writes well of Dalits and has dropped his caste surname ‘Tiwari.” But even so, the point is not that these books are bad but that they reproduce power structures.

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