The Dalit Philosophy is based on the fundamental human values-liberty, equality and fraternity. It places the man at the centre. There is a shift from God centered world to the man centered world. The Dalit philosophy respects and glorifies the man. This ideology helps them to unite all those who have experienced as a community for centuries, socio-religious oppression of their worldview and philosophy of life. This book is has been designed into eight chapters that deals with the term of Dalit in textual and contextual context of historical and social sensibilities; challenge the discriminative and oppressive structures and ideologies of Brahmanical hegemony; the different approaches to Dalit historiography; social discrimination in Dalit and non-dalit literature; how Dalit are systematically subjected to slavery in practice by the mainstream Indian caste system; philosophy of prominent Dalit philosophers and social thinkers; and the philosophy of Dalit’s liberation with special reference to Gramsci and Ambedkar. I hope this book would stimulate researchers, professionals, and readers in the area of Dalit philosophy and historiography. It also help in building strong foundation of Dalit movement.
K.C. Das, born in Bhagalpur and received M.A. (Political Science) from Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur. He is an eminent Dalit scholar who has written number of important articles in newspapers and journals of national reputes. As a leading scholar and journalist, he has participated and guided many social justice movement.
Birendra Paswan has MA in Philosophy and Ph.D on Social Justice in Kabir Literature from TNB University, Bhagalpur. He has contributed a number of important research papers on philosophy in journals of national repute. Presently, he is teaching in J.R.S. College, Jamalpur.