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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 ...

Unknown Engineers
Unknown engineers

Once we cross the Yadava civil society with its contributions and complications, our journey enters into the domain of the artisan castes (in Telugu country—Gouda, Kamsali, Kammari, Kummari, Vadrangi) of India, who have their own love–hate relationship with Hindu Brahmanism. Other such castes, with similar skills, exist all over India. They all form a part of the larger civil society that Brahmanism constructed as forces born from the feet of Brahma to serve the Vaishyas, Kshatriyas and the Brahmans, in upward order. They were/are all treated as social forces incapable of receiving equal status as that of the Brahmans, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas. They too were prohibited from studying Sanskrit and from becoming Hindu priests. Some of these castes attempted to dwija-ize themselves ...

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