Category Archives: Casteism

Elevating Backward Classes

Shrii Prabhat Ranijan Sarkar
June 1979, Calcutta

Throughout the world many groups of people are in urgent need of relief. They are suffering from physical, psychic and spiritual deprivation because the different socio-economic systems in vogue only pander to particular sections of society, neglecting those in need and society as a whole.

Marxism, for example, divides society into the capitalists …

Dimensions of the Revolution against Casteism

A Preliminary PROUT Synthesis

By Taraka Ghista

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Contents

Introduction

Caste Revolutions of Yesteryear:
Lord Shiva
Buddha
Nandanar
Basava
Chokhamela
Ravidas
Ghasidas
Arattupuzha Velayudha Pannicker
Mahatma Phule and Savitribai Phule
Iyothee Thass
Ayyankali
Dr. Ambedkar

Realms of Revolution Today including:
Spiritual Revolution
Moral Revolution
Cultural Revolution
Ideological Revolution
Social Revolution
Educational …

Realms of Revolution Today

(Part of Dimensions of the Revolution against Casteism)

Casteism is the central issue of Indian life. Every issue, from economic exploitation, destruction of the environment, debasement and decimation of Indian languages, corporate land-grabs, police brutality, communalism and omnipresent corruption, is rooted in casteism. Any attempt for a genuine revolution in India must be primarily focused on ending casteism. In …

Caste Revolutions of Yesteryear: Dr. Ambedkar

It is impossible to summarize the achievements of Dr. Ambedkar in just a few sentences but still we will try. First and foremost, it is Dr. Ambedkar’s personal revolution that has had the greatest impact on society. His personal revolution comprised an educational revolution in which a Dalit scaled the educational heights of his time. It also comprised a character …

Caste Revolutions of Yesteryear: Ayyankali

Ayyankali was born in the Pulaya Dalit community of agricultural workers in southern Kerala. Due to his hard work in clearing the jungle, his benevolent landlord gave him a small plot of land for his own use. For a Dalit to own land was very controversial at that time. Ayyankali was a strong youth of 6 ft 6 inches in …

Caste Revolutions of Yesteryear: Iyothee Thass

Iyothee Thass was the first Dalit to undergo a personal educational revolution. He educated himself in Tamil, Sanskrit, Pali and English. Because he was self-taught, he was able to shed new light on Tamil and Pali culture and spirituality. He is a role model for every Dalit student struggling in casteist, run-down government schools. Iyothee Thass was the first modern …