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Author: Narendra Jadhav
ISBN: 0743270797
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Scribner (October 11, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Historical
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by Narendra Jadhav



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Narendra Jadhav was born on 28 May 1953 to a Mahar Dalit family from the village of Ozar (Nashik District) and grew up in. .

Narendra Jadhav was born on 28 May 1953 to a Mahar Dalit family from the village of Ozar (Nashik District) and grew up in Mumbai suburb of Wadala. In 1956, his family converted to Buddhism. Jadhav attended Chhabildas High School, Dadar. He completed his BSc in Statistics from Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai in 1973 and MA in Economics from the University of Mumbai in 1975. He later earned a PhD in Economics from Indiana University, USA in 1986. Untouchables: My Family’s Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India (California University Press, USA 2007 and Simon and Schuster, USA).

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Untouchables : My Family's Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India. In this remarkable book, at last giving voice to India's voiceless, Narendra Jadhav tells the awe-inspiring story of his family's struggle for equality and justice in India.

For thousands of years the untouchables, or Dalits, the people at the bottom of the Hindu caste system, have been treated as subhuman.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. For thousands of years the untouchables, or Dalits, the people at the bottom of the Hindu caste system, have been treated as subhuman. Their story has rarely been told. This remarkable book achieves something altogether unprecedented: it gives voice to India's voiceless. In Untouchables, Narendra Jadhav tells the awe-inspiring story of his family's struggle for equality and justice in India.

In Untouchables, Narendra Jadhav tells the awe-inspiring story of his family's struggle for equality and justice in India. While most Dalits had accepted their lowly position as fate, Jadhav's father rebelled against the oppressive caste system and fought against all odds to forge for his children a destiny that was never ordained. Based on his father's diaries and family stories, Jadhav has written the triumphant story of his parents - their great love, unwavering courage, and eventual victory in the struggle to free themselves and their children from the caste system.

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Every sixth human being in the world today is an Indian, and every sixth Indian is an untouchable. For thousands of years the untouchables, or Dalits, the people at the bottom of the Hindu caste system, have been treated as subhuman. Their story has rarely been told. This remarkable book achieves something altogether unprecedented: it gives voice to India's voiceless. In Untouchables, Narendra Jadhav tells the awe-inspiring story of his family's struggle for equality and justice in India. While most Dalits had accepted their lowly position as fate, Jadhav's father rebelled against the oppressive caste system and fought against all odds to forge for his children a destiny that was never ordained. Based on his father's diaries and family stories, Jadhav has written the triumphant story of his parents -- their great love, unwavering courage, and eventual victory in the struggle to free themselves and their children from the caste system. Jadhav vividly brings his parents' world to light and unflinchingly documents the life of untouchables -- the hunger, the cruel humiliations, the perpetual fear and brutal abuse. Compelling and deeply compassionate, Untouchables is a son's tribute to his parents, an illuminating chronicle of one of the most important moments in Indian history, and an eye-opening work of nonfiction that gives readers access and insight into the lives of India's 165 million Dalits, whose struggle for equality continues even today.
Walan
I'm Indian but I grew up here in the US and I wanted to learn about the caste system as I was raised Christian and my family does not believe in this backwards tradition. I've heard stories about the caste system but I thought this book would give me a better understanding of it's origins and ideology.

The book is actually very easy to read and you could finish it off in a day or two. The language is easy to understand and it flows very well. The story being told is the author's translation of his parents recollections during the early 1900's under the caste system in India. The book starts out well and hooks you immediately. The beginning story of how the author's father was beaten and treated as less-than-human really helps you to see how cruel the system is. Unfortunately that is really the only part in the book when you are able to see the cruelness of this system. The rest of the book reads more like a narrative. Somewhere in the middle, I started to lose my interest because I was expecting to see more of this cruel injustice but the author started discussing how his parents were walking on the beach, having kids, and traveling back and forth to Mumbai. That didn't sound like oppression to me. As an Indian, I've visited India and I have seen low caste people get treated like garbage and it breaks my heart because, as Americans, we just can't understand that in this society. I was expecting to understand why they do this in India but I didn't get that in this book. Actually, the first thing that came to my mind was that the way the author portrayed the caste system wasn't nearly as bad as what African-American's had to go through here in the US not so long ago. In reality, I know the caste system in India is far worse and inhuman but the author simply did not portray it as such.

Sure, the author's parents fought to stand up for what is right and vowed to give their kids a better life but there are countless other people in India who's story is very different. I was thinking I was going to get some insight into that. It's great that the author wrote a book about an untouchable who succeeded and rose above the oppression but I think the story would have been so much more effective if we understood more about what the caste system is all about, why people still believe in it, and why India just can't get rid of it.

Overall, it was a decent read but I didn't come away with a good understanding of the caste system after reading it. Maybe if you are not Indian, this might be a good starting point but if you are buying this book to understand the Indian caste system, you will be disappointed.

Also, the epilogue which is written by Jadhav's daughter really didn't add to the book as it seemed more like she was gloating about her accomplishments. I know she was trying to portray that she, living in America, does not have to deal with the injustices that her grandparents had to but it just didn't come across as such.

I'd borrow this book first.
Tantil
I just received this book and ended up reading the entire book in one night -- it was that enthralling. This is a true account of a Dalit ("untouchable") family in India. The author -- Narendra Jadhav -- born into a Dalit sub-caste, has recorded the journals his father had kept of his parents' resistance against ancient prejudice.

Inspired by the Dalit leader, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Damu Jadhav (the author's father) finally had reached his limit on all of the indignities that had been thrust upon him by the higher-caste authorities. He refused to perform an unconscionable duty demanded of him by a village official; for this refusal, he was brutally beaten. This was the beginning of the family's quest for freedom. There are stirring accounts of demonstrations, led by Dr. Ambedkar, where Dalits (including Damu Jadhav and his wife) had demanded their human dignity. This account relates the Jadhav family's struggles, set against the Dalit human rights struggle.

Finally the reader sees how the Jadhav family emerged in triumph, having escaped their onerous discriminatory conditions, going through all sorts of conditions to make sure that the children would all receive a good education. Dr. Narendra Jadhav grew up to became an esteemed economist and his brothers and sisters also became eminent in their fields of study.

In the cities, prejudice against the Dalits has greatly diminished. Unfortunately, in India's vast rural areas, caste-based discrimination and violence continues to exist in far too many instances. This book lays out a foundation for ways to continue the fight for Dalit human rights.
Xellerlu
Do read the Dalit literature it has potential to surprise you and to let you think.
Gavinranadar
Very interesting book
Freighton
Damodar Jadhav (the author's father) is the remarkable man whose story is told in this book. Facing prejudice in his village, he leaves for Bombay in 1930. Through perseverance, hard work and luck he lifts his family out of poverty. His life is animated by the ideas of B.R.Ambedkar. Ambedkar may not be as well known to the West as Gandhi and Nehru, but is an equally important figure in the story of modern India. His ideas of social justice shaped Indian constitution, and continue to shape the national debate to this day.

Damu Jadhav faces a rigid social structure in his village where the circumstances of his birth (as a Mahar) determine his livelihood. The poverty of rural India is heart breaking. But life in the village is not all misery. The Mahar's strong social bonds, their love for their gods Khandoba and Mariaai, the joy of their weddings, all make for interesting reading. One scene in particular stands out: the Mahar's Buffalo feast. Later in the book, Damu decides that his family will leave the Hindu fold and become Buddhists. Sonu (Damu's wife) is distraught at having to leave her beloved gods Khandoba and Mariaai. Her distress is one of the more moving parts of the book.

Life in Bombay is different. In the big city Damu is no longer defined by his caste. He finds profitable work in a series of jobs: newspaper seller, railway man, port trust employee... Are we to draw the conclusion that the uglier aspects of caste do not survive contact with a modern economy?

In general, no one in a market economy cares about the caste or tribal identity of a counter party. As long as the government ensures the fundamental rights of all (property rights, right to pursue a livelihood of one's choice), is there a need for an intrusive program of social engineering? As an economist, I expected the author to have some thoughts on these issues. But he is curiously silent (except for a casual mention of affirmative action). Did the author benefit from affirmative action? Did he need to? The author is upset with the mentions of caste in the matrimonial pages of Indian newspapers. Does he propose that the state intrude in marriage?

The author is also overly sensitive about slights (real or perceived). For example: his daughter is asked: "Are you the child of Narendra Jadhav, the Dalit scholar?". Hmmm. If he does not want to be identified as a Dalit, perhaps writing a 300 page book on his Dalit family is not the best idea?

But these are mere quibbles. I was overawed by the magnitude of Damu Jadhav's achievement. Life dealt Damu Jadhav a rotten hand. But he was lucky that he grew up during a time of economic change in India. This (combined with his own initiative) allowed him (and millions of other Dalits) to break free of social constraints and build a life for himself and his family.