ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Just Us

Rejecting the politics of identity and victimhood, Practicing Caste articulates the politics of radical narcissism of a “just us” that tries to disinherit the knowledge on caste received from the classical Sanskrit texts, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. It strives to dispossess itself of caste as a marker of injustice in India. It presents a tropology that studies caste as the regulation of touch/untouch, pitching it at the level of intelligibility of the assembly language of computers that does not presuppose anything like a meaningful social whole.

Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching by Aniket Jaaware is a book about us, just us. It is for, by and of “just us.”

We could ululate us, us, us, all of us, us. Not us and them, not you and me making up a divisible us. Just us. (Jaaware 2019: 96)

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Updated On : 12th Jul, 2019
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