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I Could Not Be Hindu : The Story of a Dalit in the RSS by Bhanwar Meghwanshi

I Could Not Be Hindu : The Story of a Dalit in the RSS

Bhanwar Meghwanshi

  • Rs. 339.00

ISBN: 9788189059934

Author: Bhanwar Meghwanshi

Translator: Nivedita Menon

Language: English

Binding: Hardback

Publisher: Navayana

Published Date: 16-Jan-2020

Pages: 240

Age Group: Adult

In 1987, as the Ramjanmabhoomi movement gathers momentum, a thirteen-year-old from a village in Rajasthan joins the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Despite his untouchable status, he quickly rises to the post of karyavah. Ahead of the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992, he becomes the district office chief of Bhilwara. He hates Muslims with a passion without having met one. He joins thousands of karsevaks to Ayodhya. He mocks Mulla-Yam Singh. He participates in riots. He goes to jail. He finds Hindutva intoxicating. He is ready to die for the Hindu Rashtra.

And yet he remains a lesser Hindu. He turns into a critic of the Sangh, becomes an Ambedkarite and makes it his life's mission to expose the hypocrisies of Hindutva.

In this explosive memoir, translated by Nivedita Menon from the Hindi, Bhanwar Meghwanshi tells us what it meant to be an untouchable in the RSS. And what it means to become Dalit.

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