Congratulations to HWP affiliate Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam who has recently published his study on caste and nationalism in India with Oxford University Press.
His book Dalits and the Making of Modern India challenges traditional ideas about Indian nationalism. His work focuses on the Dalit imagination and politics during the nationalist movement. In his study Dr. Jangam demonstrates that Dalits, although marginalized subjects, envisioned themselves as equal citizens and demanded justice, equality, and dignity as preconditions for independence. His work sheds light on the overlooked participation of Dalits in the freedom struggle and builds a bridge between Dalit pasts and the intellectual and political debates in contemporary India.