Author: Camil ParkhePublisher: ISPCKYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 84ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172149796
The Dalit Christians (the people belonging to the erstwhile untouchable communities converted to Christianity) in India continue to be socially, economically and politically backward even six decades after India gained independence and abolished untouchability. Dalit belonging to the Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist religions have been granted reservations in educational and political fields to enable them to overcome their backwardness and to compensate for the grave injustice meted out to them for several centuries. For some inexplicable reasons, Dalit Christians have been denied their just right to reservations and thus blocked their progress. This book outlines the struggle of the Dalit Christians in Maharashtra to fight for their natural right to reservations.
ForewordPrefaceDalit status did not end with conversionUntouchability, casteism among ChristiansIn South IndiaUntouchability, casteism among Christians In MaharashtraThe Church’s Stance on untochability, CasteismReservations to Dalit Christians during British RegimeReservation to Hindu SCs, STs andDalit SikhsReservation denied to neo BuddhistsDalits’ right to reservations continues afterConversion - Dr. AmbedkarInitial mover to organize Dalit ChristiansDalit Christians’ Manifesto on right to Reservations (1970)Justification for Dalit Christians’ right toReservationsStir by the Bishops’ council and graduates AssociationDalit Christians in Maharashtra includedIn OBCsReservations extended to neo BuddhistsThe RSS opposes reservations to DalitChristiansReservations to Dalit Christians in South IndiaAttitude of Urban Christians towardsDalitatva and ReservationsSolidarity of Jai Bhim and Jai Khrist