Re: [OPE-L] Caste system

From: Paul Cockshott (wpc@DCS.GLA.AC.UK)
Date: Mon Feb 19 2007 - 14:58:54 EST

I am trying to get an understanding of it. Ranagankayammas book is a
critical review of Ambedkars publications on the question, Ambedkar
attempts to explain Sati in the terms I mentioned.



From: OPE-L [mailto:OPE-L@SUS.CSUCHICO.EDU] On Behalf Of Jerry Levy
Sent: 19 February 2007 16:22
Subject: Re: [OPE-L] Caste system


Hi Paul C:


A few days  ago you asked about the tradition of Sati ("widow

immolation") and now are asking about the condition of dalits

("outcastes").  But, wasn't sati primarily an upper-caste tradition?

I don't really grasp yet what you are trying to comprehend. What

is the context for your recent questions on caste?


In solidarity, Jerry 


> Why have the political measures - special representation in parliament
etc, failed to uplift the dalits?

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