The Dalit Truth: The Battle For Realizing Ambedkar’s Vision by K.Raju

The book will be released on Ambedkar Jayanti this April, which is also Dalit History month across the world. The informed readers of today will find these pages both enlightening and refreshing. The multitude of Dalit truths and their battles against the lies perpetrated by the caste system are reflected in the pages of this book. It points towards a future filled with promises and prospects for the coming generations.

​The book is being published as the eighth volume in the Rethinking India series, published in collaboration with the Samrudhha Bharat Foundation. The authors featured in the volume come from various fields of social existence and bring narratives of different colors–not just stories of dismay but those of possibilities. The essays offer deep insights into social, educational, economic, and cultural challenges and opportunities faced by the Dalits, the varied strategies of political parties for their mobilization, and the choices to be made by Dalits for realizing equality.

 Features expert views by authors such as Sukhdeo Thorat and Badri Narayan to Bhanwar Meghwanshi and from youth thinkers and activists Jignesh Mevani and Suraj Yengde.

  The book analyses the current Dalit status, economically, socially, and politically, the relevance of Ambedkar, and the new path of empowerment to be forged..

About the Book

The Dalit Truth is a symphony of Dalit voices as they call out to the future. The multitude of Dalit truths and their battles against the lies perpetrated by the caste system are reflected in the pages of this book, pointing towards a future filled with promise and prospects for the coming generations.

The eighth volume in the Rethinking India series, published in collaboration with the Samrudhha Bharat Foundation, probes into the pathway to be followed by the Dalits as articulated by Ambedkar’s Constitution. The authors featured in the volume come from various fields of social existence and bring narratives of different colours-not just stories of dismay but those of possibilities. The essays offer deeper insights into social, educational, economic and cultural challenges and opportunities faced by the Dalits, the varied strategies of political parties for their mobilization and the choice to be made by Dalits for realizing equality.

The informed readers of today will find these pages both enlightening and refreshing. The Dalit Truth is a dossier for tomorrow.

About the Editor

K. Raju entered the Indian Administrative Service in 1981. His passion to listen and respond to people’s needs while serving as district collector, Nellore and Kurnool, his pioneering work on self-help groups of women and delivery of MGNREGA with transparency and accountability, while heading the Rural Development Department of Andhra Pradesh, empowered the poor immensely. He worked with the National Advisory Council and contributed to the formulation of rights-based pro-poor legislations and policies, securing long-lasting benefits to the country’s poor. Raju joined the Congress party in 2013 and is currently the National Coordinator for the SC, ST, OBC and Minorities Departments of the AICC.

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