Buddhism in India
Challenging Brahmanism and Caste
This fascinating book constitutes a unique exploration of 2,500 years of the development of Buddhism, Brahmanism and caste in India, taking Dr Ambedkar`s interpretation of Buddhism as its starting point. Providing an entirely new interpretation of the origins and development of the caste system, which boldly challenges the `Hindutva` version of history, this book will attract a wide readership among all those who are concerned with the state of contemporary India`s polity and social fabric.
330 pages; ISBN 9788132103707
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Title: Buddhism in India
Author: Gail Omvedt
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