Dalit and Neo-Buddhist Movements in India (3 Vols Set)
Neo-Buddhism is a modern Buddhist revivalist movement in India and as a popular movement, Neo-Buddhism began with B R Ambedkar, the 20th century's most prominent untouchable converted to Buddhism along with nearly 400,000 of his followers. The Neo Buddhist movement of today be understood in the light of the background of the quest continues equally into other egalitarian faiths like Kabir Panth, Nanak Panth, etc. which made a great impact on the religious pursuit of the untouchable. The mass conversion ceremony at Nagpur was by all means a miracle, or a rebirth of Buddhism in India.
R P N Swami
By R. P. N. Swami did M A (Political Science) and M Ed. He is a front rank social thinker and Scholar Having passion for high academic and social values of national importance and strongly influenced by the idea and thoughts of Gandhi and Ambedkar. He held the strong and revolutionary views on the current socio-political situation and resigened his teachership and took up the task of a social worker.
Vol. I Preface v 1. Dalit and Neo-Buddhist Movement in India: An introduction 1 2. Dalit Buddhist Movement 39 3. Pioneers of Dalit Awakening on Caste System 77 4. On Future of Buddhism and Dalit 113 5. Jotirao Govindrao Phule: First leader of Dalit and Social Hierarchy 127 6. The Formation of Dalit Identity 169 7. Gandhiji, Dalit and Buddhism 193 8. Social Development and Dalit Women 221 Bibliography 279 Index 281 Vol. II Preface v 9. AmbedkarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Conversation to Buddhism 285 10. Revival of Buddhism and Dalit 313 11. Budhism and Bhakti Movement 351 12. Resurgence of Buddhism 387 13. Neo-Buddhism as a social Philosophy 417 14. Impact of Neo-Buddhism in India and Abroad 463 15. Views of Dalit future 535 Bibliography 561 Index 563 Vol. III Preface v 16. Dalit 567 17. Cast and theoretical Horizons 597 18. Untouchability: A Process of Dehumanization 609 19. Factors Responsible for the Rise of Dalit Movement 637 20. Dynamics and Dalit Movement 691 21. Buddhi, Bhakti and superstition: A Post-Secular Reading of Dalit conservation 723 Bibliography 789 Index