digest—which begins with Sunthar’s exchange with Ian regarding the attitude of
the ‘subaltern’ Roma to caste in India in the light of their own preoccupations
with ritual pollution—is best understood against the larger backdrop of the
ongoing, more than just academic, debates about the nature, origins,
(ir-)relevance, of the ‘caste-system’ and whether it is intrinsic to ‘Hindu’ (vidian’ nationalism, Indian politics have
been compiled into separate digests.
this part II include Joaquín Albaicín (Spanish Roma), K. Loganathan (Tamil
Shaiva crusader against the caste-system)), Malarvizhi
(a ‘plausible’ Dalit Christian woman whose real-world existence is in doubt),
V. Ravishankar, S. Sathia, Ram Varmha,
Radhakrishna Warrier, ???
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