Touching space: Ambedkar on the spatial features of untouchability

  title={Touching space: Ambedkar on the spatial features of untouchability},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Francisco Ch{\'a}irez-Garza},
  journal={Contemporary South Asia},
  pages={37 - 50}
Although B.R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, is well known for his struggle against caste and the practice of untouchability, his ideas have seldom been linked to concepts such as nationalism or space. In an attempt to shed some light upon this under-explored subject, I analyse the relationship between the village, the city, the practice of untouchability and the emergence of nationalism in Ambedkar's thought. Focusing primarily on his writings, post 1935 concerning… Expand
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