This book is entirely different from books that have been written on Indian civil societal relations, spiritual character, political economy, philosophical foundations, scientific roots, cultural essence, and historicity. It takes a journey from tribals upwards and looks at the pyramid of the communities in an inverse order.
In this book each community that was/is historically treated as unclean by Hindu Spiritual Fascism emerges as not only more clean than the Brahmin self, but also more nationalistic than that self. It draws the battle lines between spiritual fascism and spiritual democracy and predicts the possible course of an inevitable civil war between the hegemonized and the hegemonizer in the realms of spiritual life, social life and political life. It holds the hegemonic forces responsible for the ensuing ...
Chapter 4: Subaltern Feminists
Our journey of ‘walking through truth’ is fraught with barriers of untouchability as we pass the Madiga–Mala civil society and enter the Shudra civil society. The Shudra civil society begins with the Chakalis, who are known as Dhobis in several parts of the country. Both men and women of this community wash clothes of the whole village civil society. The Dhobi women play the key role in the whole process of collecting clothes and washing them, while the men play a supporting role. This is the only country where a particular caste/community took up the task of washing the clothes of all communities, including that of the Dalits, whom the Shudra is not supposed to touch. This is the only caste community ...