Re: [OPE-L] Caste system

From: B.R.Bapuji (brbapuji@YAHOO.COM)
Date: Mon Feb 19 2007 - 10:23:18 EST

Paul Cockshott <wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK> wrote:        v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}        st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }                Why have the political measures  special representation in parliament etc, failed to uplift the dalits?

  Because those political measures are bourgeois in nature. They have nothing to do with radical transformation of the existing inequal division of labour which perpetuates the lowly position of 'dalits'.
  I may suggest you to read the entire text of Ranganayakamma's critique as well an appendix in which she criticised one of the important self-styled 'dalit' theoretician named Chandra Bhan Prasad. But the best guide for understanding the caste question is her article 'Marx on Caste' which is available in the website

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