The Shared Mirror Publishing House
On this historic occasion of Manywar Kanshi Ram Saheb's birth anniversary, The Shared Mirror Publishing House is pleased to announce the release of eBook version of Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation of Dr Ambedkar's wrtings. It is available on amazon.com.
On Dec 2, 2015, Hatred in the belly was published and made available on Amazon.in. It became a bestseller under the category of political ideologies in less than 24 hours and continues to remain popular. An enthusiastic and spontaneous network of readers, activists and authors have since facilitated a unique and energetic distribution network, taking the book to their circles of influence. It has been distributed to student associations, universities, booksellers, study groups, and a significant number of anti-caste and Ambedkarite organizations all over India.
The book has been welcomed as a part of vibrant and diverse anti-caste discourses which concern themselves with transformative politics aimed at Annihilation of Caste. Several book launch and discussion events have taken place, all initiated by local Dalit Bahujan literati, activists, students and other progressive sections in major cities across India. Since its release, a multitude of readers and well-wishers filled the social media sites posing with their copies of the book, which helped the book reach far and wide.
(Mr Rajiv Indurkar who got the book from Sadhamma Books from Nagpur Sadhamma books run by Manidhamma)
The book has become a part of conversations on larger issues of appropriation of knowledge, labor, symbols, land, concentration of resources, anti-caste publishing cultures, academic exclusion and hostility faced by Dalit Bahujan students and faculty etc. There has been a growing demand from readers in the diaspora for an eBook version of 'Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation Dr Ambedkar's writings'. The Shared Mirror is pleased to make the eBook available on amazon.com
The eBook can be bought here: Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation of Dr Ambedkar's writings
About the book
Hatred in the belly is a Telugu phrase (kaDupulO kasi) taken from a speech delivered by poet Joopaka Subhadra, in Hyderabad, on the appropriation of Babasaheb Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste. The speech, included in this volume, aptly summarises the deep-seated hostility of Brahminic India towards the Dalit Bahujan. Similarly, the other essays and speeches collected in this volume, written and delivered by a number of writers, academics, students, and activists (referred to as the Ambedkar Age Collective in this book), unfurl before you a critical tapestry dissecting the hegemonic brahminic discourse which works towards delegitimizing the radical legacy of Amebdkarite thought.
The most stark example of these efforts, from the 'left' and the 'right' of the Indian political spectrum, is the Navayana edition of Babasaheb's AoC with an 'introduction' by Arundhati Roy. The works collected here emerged as spontaneous reactions to the Roy-Navayana project from multiple locations and in multiple languages. The varied interventions, which began online, and the discursive terrains it opened up offer us a glimpse of the ways through which the marginalised resist continued attempts made at hegemonising their knowledge and lives by the brahminic oppressors irrespective of their political leanings.
Authors include: Anu Ramdas, Kuffir, Gurinder Azad, Bojja Tharakam, Adv. Dr. Suresh Mane, Anoop Kumar, U. Sambashiva Rao, Shakyamuni, Dr Sangeeta Pawar, Sunny Kapicadu, O. K. Santhosh, Dr B. Ravichandran, Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes, Karthik Navayan, Joopaka Subhadra Dr. K Satyanarayana, Vaibhav Wasnik, Nilesh Kumar, Asha Kowtal, Nidhin Shobhana, Gee Imaan Semmalar, Syam Sundar, Murali Shanmugavelan, Praveena Thaali, Dr Karthick RM, Huma Dar, Joby Mathew, James Michael, Akshay Pathak, Vinay Bhat, Yogesh Maitreya, Thongam Bipin, K K Baburaj, Sruthi Herbert, Gaurav Somwanshi, Kadhiravan, Rahul Gaikwad, Joe D'Cruz.