Why I m not a HINDU ?

‘[In our childhood] all of us, the Dalitbahujans of India never heard the word ‘Hindu’ — not as a word, nor as the name of a culture, nor as the name of the religion.’ This is one of the provocative statements from the author who identifies himself as a dalitbahujan, a member of the ‘exploited and suppressed majority’ of Indians. Writing with passionate anger laced with sarcasm on the situation in India today, the author looks at the socio-economic and cultural differences between the Dalitbahujans and the other Hindus. He studies childhood, family life, market relations and power relations, Gods and Goddesses and the premises of Hindutva. Collecting many of the ideas of Bahujans, he presents their vision of a more just society.