Nimgade’s In the tiger’s shadow

Namdeo Nimgade’s In the tiger’s shadow: the autobiography of an Ambedkarite is a socio-anthropological, historical, and elevating document. It is manages to move you even as it brings a smile to your lips.

After reading the book, I was reminded of  Ram Guha’s thesis that in every thinking Indian, there is a struggle between Marxism and Gandhism that is going on; I believe, reading books like this, will also bring in Ambedkarism to the struggle; and, as Ram Guha himself had noted in one of his recent pieces in the Telegraph, may be it is time to combine at least Gandhism and Ambedkarism; may be, even a bit of marxism to the mix is not bad.

Anyhow, a  book that I strongly recommend. Have fun!

PS: Here is a review for the book from DNA by Anand Teltumbde.

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