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Picture of Dalits' Struggle for Social Justice in Andhra Pradesh (1956-2008)

Dalits' Struggle for Social Justice in Andhra Pradesh (1956-2008)

Author(s): Akepogu Jammanna, Pasala Sudhakar
Subject: Indian Studies

Book Description

The complete alienation of Dalits from resources like land, water, and agricultural implements has led to the collective demand for an equal share in productivity. This book discusses the range of socio-economic and cultural problems faced by the Dalit community. The movement advancing the rights of Dalits took place both before and after independence, however they varied in intensity, and concerned land ownership and fair wages, self-respect, social dignity, and the demand for equal rights. This movement appeared to have significantly changed the very mindset and attitude of upper caste people to restrain themselves and not to resort to any discrimination or humiliation of Dalits. However, this seems to have been only a temporary phenomenon, and the practice of suppression and humiliation continues today. This book explores the circumstances of Dalits in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, and the current efforts attempting to achieve more social equality for the caste here.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9466-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9466-4
Date of Publication: 01/08/2016
Pages / Size: 310 / A5
Price: £52.99
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Biography

Akepogu Jammanna obtained his postgraduate degree in History from the University of Hyderabad, India, and received his doctoral degree from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India, in 2011. He was the recipient of a fellowship from the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) and a post-doctoral fellowship from the University Grants Commission, India. He has published several articles in both national and international journals, and his research focuses on various issues related to the Dalit community and Buddhism.

Pasala Sudhakar obtained his postgraduate degree in History from the Sri Venkateswara University, India, and received his doctoral degree from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India. He is Professor in the Department of History at Sri Krishnadevaraya University, where he has also served as the Head of the Department of History, Chairman of the Board in the Department, and as Director of Distance Education. He is a human rights activist, and also served as the Registrar of Damodaram Sanjeevaiah National Law University. He is currently serving as the General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh History Congress, and his research has been published in both national and international journals.