Author: Lancy FernandesSatyajit Bhatkal/Publisher: Bharatiya Janwadi AghadiYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 151ISBN/UPC (if available): NA
What is the source of the dangerous political and social fracture which afflicts India today? Why are all political ideologies and parties losing their captivating power?This book shows how capitalism brought about a historic civilisational shift in the social structure of caste, but how in turn Indian capitalism has been deformed by caste. It explains how this civilisational shift has now exhausted its progressive role and hence is engendering crisis after crisis. It presents the socio-political backdrop to better understand why the Hindutvawadis have arrived centrestage as a challenge to the Nehruites.The authors argue that with India now in the throes of globalization, a second civilisational shift is absolutely necessary to resolve the crisis facing the country.
FOREWORD1. Introduction2. The unique path of Indian social evolution3. The modern basis of caste4. How ideologies & polities modernized caste5. The developing crisis6. The battle of civilisational perspectives7. An alternative civilisational perspective8. Towards an alternative civilisations shift