A Reader in Dalit Theology

dalit-01A Reader in Dalit Theology
By Arvind P. Nirmal (ed.)
191 pages
Rs.50; Available in paperback 

 

 

The collections of essays are the contribution of good thinkers, who has enabled the readers to think in terms of the need for 'Dalit Theology'. The reality of poverty and powerlessness opens a whole realm of the issues connected with it. It also paves the way to contemplate on a move towards a relevant theology from the understanding gained by reading the essays.

Caste and Alternative Culture

dalit-02Caste and Alternative Culture
By Katti Padma Rao
184 pages; Published in 1998
Rs.100; Available in paperback 

 

 

 

It's a stirring call to destroy caste-based society. Chapters include "Communist Movement under the Upper Castes", Abolition of Caste as a Principle", "Philosophical Movements against Caste", "The Bhakti Movements", "Dalit Panthers", etc. "The message of the book is 'Dalits, be proud of yourselves, you have a history and culture of your own. Discover yourselves. Stand fast for your liberation. You will overcome some day - soon!'" (K. Rajaratnam in his introduction) Translated from Telugu, with a brief bibliography.

Charvaka Darshan: Ancient Indian Dalit Philosophy

dalit-03Charvaka Darshan: Ancient Indian Dalit Philosophy
By Katti Padma Rao
140 pages; Published in 1997
Rs.100; Available in paperback 

 

 

 

'Ancient Indian Dalit Philosophy' is culled out from the Vedas, Sankara's Mayavada, Goshala's Niyativada and from the principles of Charvaka and Sankhys. Certain trends in Western Philosophy and materialist thought in the Middle Ages are dealt with certain relevance to the search undertaken by the eminent author.

Frontiers of Dalit Theology

dalit-04Frontiers of Dalit Theology
By V. Devesahayam (ed.)
516 pages; Published in 1997
Rs.150; Available in paperback 

 

 

 

It's a massive and impressive study of Dalit Theology. Part one is 8 Bible studies related to Dalit Theology from the gospels and Acts. Part two, by far the larger, has 5 sections. The first one "Dalit Reality" has two chapters on women and one on Dalits and tribals. "History and Dalit Theology" (four chapters) is followed by "Doing Dalit Theology", which has a chapter comparing Dalit and other theologies and a discussion of B. R. Ambedkar 's role in Dalit Theology. "Dalit Hermeneutics" and "Reflection on Dalit Reality and Doctrines" are the longest sections with six chapters each. An essential work for deep study of Dalit Theology.

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