Cultural revolt in a colonial society: the non-Brahman movement in Western India

By: Omvedt, Gail
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi Manohar 2011Description: 331 p.ISBN: 9788173049279Subject(s): Caste - India - Maharashtra (State) | Maharashtra (India) - Social conditionsDDC classification: 301.440954 Summary: The colonial period saw important social movements in India. Among the strongest of these was non-Brahman movement in Maharashtra. Its founder was a remarkable intellectual and social activist from the gardener (Mali) caste, Jotirao Phule (1827-90). Shahu Maharaja, the Maratha maharaja of Kolhapur, who turned against Brahmans because they considered him a shudra, and became radicalized from this, was a major patron. The heyday of the movement took place between 1910 and 1930, when the Satyashodhak Samaj carried the message of anti-caste anti-Brahmanism throughout Maharashtra; one of its offshoots was a strong peasant movement. (http://www.manoharbooks.com/BookDetails.asp?bookid=112328&Page=1&subjec=%20%20Others%20%20%20%20%20(Cultural%20Revolt%20in%20a%20Colonial%20Society:The%20Non-Brahman%20Movement%20in%20Western%20India))
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The colonial period saw important social movements in India. Among the strongest of these was non-Brahman movement in Maharashtra. Its founder was a remarkable intellectual and social activist from the gardener (Mali) caste, Jotirao Phule (1827-90). Shahu Maharaja, the Maratha maharaja of Kolhapur, who turned against Brahmans because they considered him a shudra, and became radicalized from this, was a major patron. The heyday of the movement took place between 1910 and 1930, when the Satyashodhak Samaj carried the message of anti-caste anti-Brahmanism throughout Maharashtra; one of its offshoots was a strong peasant movement. (http://www.manoharbooks.com/BookDetails.asp?bookid=112328&Page=1&subjec=%20%20Others%20%20%20%20%20(Cultural%20Revolt%20in%20a%20Colonial%20Society:The%20Non-Brahman%20Movement%20in%20Western%20India))

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