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Roy Raised the Bar, Indeed!

The author Hira Singh of “Raising the Bar or a Missed Opportunity” (EPW, 7 November 2015) says Ambedkar does not understand caste in terms of political economy. I would like to point out that Ambedkar’s PhD was in economics. Also, caste is not only about social relations of production and property but also about blood relations.

After 2,000 years of such practices, those oppressed by caste attribute everything (social relations of production and property) to caste and karma. So, Annihilation of Caste makes perfectly valid arguments.

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