Republic of Caste: Thinking Equality in the Time of Neoliberal Hindutva

Anand Teltumbde

Republic of Caste: Thinking Equality in the Time of Neoliberal Hindutva

Economic Sociology

Commanding in its scope, revelatory and unsparing in argument, Republic of Caste amounts to a new map of post-Independence India. Anand Teltumbde identifies the watershed moments of its journey: from the adoption of a flawed Constitution to the Green Revolution, the OBC upsurge and rise of regional parties, up to the nexus of neoliberalism and hindutva in the present day. As a politics of symbolism exploits the fissile nature of caste to devitalise India’s poorest, Teltumbde’s damning analysis shows progressive politics a way out of the present impasse.

Teltumbde, Anand. Republic Of Caste. 1st ed., Navayana, 2018.