ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Caste and Class in Ambedkar’s Struggle

Mukti Kon Pathe?

In the 1930s, for the first time in Indian politics,Ambedkar jointly addressed caste and class, unravelling the connections between caste, class, and religion in Indian society. A focus on the anti-khoti struggle in the Konkan region and the working class struggle in Bombay, under Ambedkar’s leadership through the Independent Labour Party during 1936–42, allows for a deeper exploration of this ideological position. Ambedkar’s formulation and emphasis of the “untouchables’ question” in class struggle, then and now, has continued to disrupt traditional formulations of working class solidarity.



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Updated On : 11th Dec, 2017

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