Annihilation of Caste by Dr.Ambedkar

Topics: Hinduism, Sociology, Social class Pages: 21 (8402 words) Published: November 22, 2010
Annihilation of Caste: One More Look
by Dr. L. Jawahar Nesan
2.The evolution of the caste system and its current status 3.Annihilation of caste: the old thesis
3.Annihilation of caste: the New theory
4.Who should lead the revolution?
5.Post-revolution integration
I am neither a sociologist nor an anthropologist but a student of the human society and for being that I leave the choice to the readers that they can assign me under any terminological category as they wish. However, I must clarify what prompted me and compelled me to touch the issue of 'caste' although all my academic education were pertained to 'engineering and technology'. Much abler and more profound pens have analysed the issue of caste in the past without leaving any doubt over its genesis and mechanism. Of them, one can not point out anybody who had surpassed and bypassed the thesis of Dr. Ambedkar on caste. So do I too in this article as to whether his thesis on Annihilation of caste bears any relevance to and brings significant success along with if it is applied in today's environment. If it does what shall be the way forward ahead of his thesis in annihilating the caste and if it seeks modifications in line with the current situation what are such modifications required of it or if it does not what could serve as a realistic solution, all have been intended to explore in this article. But have I possessed the eligibility or acquired the knowledge to put Dr. Ambedkar's thesis under my scrutiny, I asked myself before I thought of taking this subject through my pen. Much contemplation myself enabled me to ascertain that I have the eligibility and knowledge to review the work of one of the great professors of the concerned subject on earth. I found myself eligible because I have been from a mass, which is the immediate victim of the caste system. This is not to say that those who are not victims are not eligible to analyse this subject matter but it is because of being a victim one could come up with a most right conception on and solution to the caste system. For instance, if the chaturvarnya system which became an impetus for the evolution of the present day caste system could be upheld by a person no less than Mahatma Gandhi, then it could be rightly said that the victims of the caste system are the most appropriate people eligible to analyse the caste. I myself found knowledgeable to explore this subject not because I hold the terminal academic education but simply for being a student of the society. The use of the word 'student' is so prudent as one could notice but it is right when a so-called sociologist claims the validity of my knowledge to assess this issue. Being an element of the human society I observe the societies of all cults and religions from the outset without being part of them and thus claim that I have become the student of the society. I am convinced that a person who is already a part of the society hardly studies it as it is without any bias unless he/she possesses the ability to perceive the things to which he/she is attached with as they are. Especially, the student who is associated with a religious society can not perceive that society as it is and make its best student while he/she endorses that society with all sacredness and loyalty. Having endorsed none of the religious societies I was able to freely learn them as they were and thus made a good studentship of them. The evolution of the caste system and its current status

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