22 October, 2020

“Capitalism Will Turn Caste Order Into A Relic”

Chandra Bhan Prasad who from being a believer in Naxalism has embraced capitalism on why his commitment to Ambedkarism is still unwavering

Photo by Jitender Gupta
“Capitalism Will Turn Caste Order Into A Relic”
outlookindia.com
2016-04-08T11:26:07+05:30

Chandra Bhan Prasad has come a long way from Bhadawn—what he calls a “sleepy village” in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district. His father was a wrestler, and his uncles had fled to Rangoon in the early 1930s after beating up their landlords. His family built the first brick house among Dalits in the ­village. From being a believer in Naxalism, to disillusion­ment over Mandal in JNU, Prasad has embraced capitalism and is now mentor to the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DICCI). In this ­interview to S. Anand, he says his commitment to Ambedkarism is unwavering still.

You’re just back from the DICCI Trade Fair. How did it go...what did it achieve?

The three-day event in Bombay was festive, and it mirrored a new Dalit narrative. Certainly, these trade fairs give a chance for Dalits to display their entrepreneurial aptitude, their genius and successes. That this is needed, for a section of us, despite our good intentions, tends to suggest the Dalits are so...

unsub

THIS ARTICLE IS PRICELESS...

To read this piece, and more such stories in India's most exciting and exacting magazine, plus get access to our 25-year archives goldmine, please subscribe.


More from S. Anand


Latest Magazine

October 26, 2020
content

other articles from the issue

articles from the previous issue

Other magazine section