Release of 'What Babasaheb Ambedkar Means to Me' eBook: Get your free copy!

 

The Shared Mirror Publishing House

We are happy to share news of the release of our second book. 'What Babasaheb Means to Me' is an edited volume that compiles articles by authors on Round Table India and Savari.

Here is an excerpt from the preface of the book edited by Sruthi HerbertChetana Sawai and Gurinder Azad:

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"... This is our purposeful and responsive pursuit to articulate and place truths, struggles and express our creative spirit in autonomous spaces such as Round Table India, Savari and The Shared Mirror during this time in history. We remind ourselves that these works of knowledge production are firmly rooted in our collective efforts at learning, educating, motivating and agitating our communities. We know that we will continue to find the courage to face the necessary tensions that come our way in our pursuit of liberatory paths. We will continue to critically engage and invest in examining, owning and developing personal, as well as collective narratives that interrogate the anti-social system of caste and its informing of graded social conditioning, inequalities and divides. We will continue to critically engage and invest in examining, owning and developing personal, as well as collective narratives that interrogate the anti-social system of caste and its informing of graded social conditioning, inequalities and divides. Babasaheb's writings will continue to uplift and empower us to work towards annihilating caste and bringing about social equality.

Babasaheb is among the very few individuals in history who can claim to have inspired masses and generations of oppressed people to devote themselves to redefining who they are. He has provided language, definitions, righteously disruptive truths, passion and shared purpose to examine, counter and obliterate caste and religious hegemony – and the authors in this book draw from him. This book is divided into five sections, by no means rigid compartments, but sections with significant overlap of thoughts and ideas. The authors come from various locations and as such, what Babasaheb means to them takes on uniquely personal tones. The writings showcase him as an inspiration, thinker, revolutionary, guide, mentor, loving parent and more. The authors examine myriad aspects of his work as a lawmaker, champion of rights and an advocate for equality of all people. Individuals who advance his work are fondly remembered and appear in these pages. Events that reveal attempts at appropriating Babasaheb are clearly discussed. This book is also an audacious statement that anti-caste thought is flourishing and our leaders stand tall as we unapologetically declare the accuracies of our histories and now...."

 Please read more in the book. It can be freely downloaded from The Shared Mirror website here: http://www.thesharedmirror.org/?p=499

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