Annihilation of Caste- Ambedkar’s view


Hritika is a literature enthusiast with a passion for writing and reading and is also a student at the University of Delhi, pursuing honours in English. She recently joined Safecity as a blogging intern and cherishes being part of Safecity for its noble purpose.


Annihilation of Caste- Ambedkar’s view

According to Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar, caste has turned out to be counter-productive for the Hindu Society. In his speech “Annihilation of Caste”, Ambedkar enlists various pointers that justify this statement. He says that in our country, caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers. It is a hierarchy in which the divisions of labourers are graded one above the other. Caste System does not allow Hindus to take to occupations where they are wanted if they do not belong to them by heredity. Due to this, caste becomes a direct cause of much of the unemployment we see in the country. It is a mockery of what is called an ideal society. 


Hindu Society as such does not exist. It is only a collection of castes. There is no Hindu consciousness of kind but the consciousness of caste. Hence, Hindus cannot be said to form a society or a nation. The Caste System prevents common activity. By preventing common activity, it prevents the Hindus from becoming a society.

According to him, The existence of caste serves to keep the memory of past feuds prevents solidarity. It gives birth to the antisocial spirit.



The views expressed are that of the writer. 


Your browser is out of date. It has security vulnerabilities and may not display all features on this site and other sites.

Please update your browser using one of modern browsers (Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, IE 10).