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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 war of weapons. It puts altogether unknown weapons in the hands of Dalitbahujans to seize power in all fields from the forces that made the nation surrender before external forces. Each chapter in this book shows how we did not know the historical strength of castes that was seen to be unworthy of study and how such castes have the potential to re-position the very self of the nation. At the same time the author critiques the intellectual imagination of the dominant communities from an altogether new point of view.

This book is an excise in new methodology, pedagogy, analysis, and synthesization of knowledge. Every chapter in this book reads like a new innovation in Indian social anthropology. It draws a different map for the future of this nation and its intellectual history.

Meat and Milk Economists
Meat and milk economists
Yadavas and Buffaloes

Our journey from the Mangali wada takes us straightaway to a caste community which is an enigma of history—the Gollas or the Kurumas, who, of late, cutting across sub-caste divisions, are adopting a pan Indian name: Yadava. Unlike many Shudra castes, this caste had a peculiar place in the history of production and mythology. In economic terms, they are known as gopalakas (cattle grazers), which was central to the formation of the Indian agrarian economy. The cattle economy is centred around four types of domesticated animals: cows and bulls, buffaloes (both male and female), sheep and goats. Among these animals, the buffaloes as milk producing animals were introduced to the Indian civil society by the Yadavas. ...

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