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

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Dichotomisation of Caste and Class

In the swirl of contradictions that tug and bind India, none may be as conflicting and as similar as histories of the Dalit and the communist movements. The cause of the dichotomy between caste and class struggle in India was the misunderstanding of Karl Marx's concept of the base and superstructure. Ambedkar, in fact, demonstrated over and over again that the struggle against caste could be organically unified with the class struggle.

A caste is an enclosed class.

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