ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Untouchable Question

Most studies of 'untouchables' are confined within a strictly cultural frame work fashioned by lndology, in which the most important elements colonialism, the nationalist movement and capitalism are left out. This paper poses the problem of social reform, radicalism and revolt within the framework of Indian liberalism the self image of nationalism by tracing the construction and deployment of nationalist and Hindu communalist discourses on untouchability.

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