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The Political Philosophies of Antonio Gramsci and B.R. Ambedkar. Itineraries of Subalterns and Dalits

Zene, Cosimo, ed. (2013) The Political Philosophies of Antonio Gramsci and B.R. Ambedkar. Itineraries of Subalterns and Dalits. London; New York: Routledge . (Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies )

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Abstract

Bridging two generations of scholarship on social inequality and modern political forms, this book examines the political philosophies of inclusion of subalterns/Dalits in Gramsci and Ambedkar’s political philosophies. It highlights the full range of Gramsci’s ‘philosophy of praxis’ and presents a more critical appreciation of his thought in the study of South Asian societies. Equally, Ambedkar’s thought and philosophy is put to the forefront and acquires a prominence in the international context. Overcoming geographical, cultural and disciplinary boundaries, the book gives relevance to the subalterns. Following the lead of Gramsci and Ambedkar, the contributors are committed, apart from underscoring the historical roots of subalternity, to uncovering the subalterns’ presence in social, economic, cultural, educational, literary, legal and religious grounds. The book offers a renewed critical approach to Gramsci and Ambedkar and expands on their findings in order to offer a present-day political focus into one of the most crucial themes of contemporary society. This book is of interest to an interdisciplinary audience, including political theory, post-colonial studies, subaltern studies, comparative political philosophy, Dalit studies, cultural studies, South Asian studies and the study of religions.

Item Type: Edited Books
Keywords: Gramsci, Ambedkar, South Asia, Political Philosophy, Subalterns, Dalits
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
ISBN: 9780415704465
Depositing User: Cosimo Zene
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2013 14:21
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/17757

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