Publishing For An Informed Ambedkar Age

Hatred in the belly: Book release and interactive session (Pune)

Date: Friday, December 25 at 6:00PM -9:00 PM

Venue: Manuski Advocacy Centre, Plot No. 3, Survey 14B, 247, Deccan College Rd, Ward No. 8, Yerwada Village, Yerawada, Pune, Maharashtra 411006

The book, Hatred in the belly, will be released by eminent Marathi Novelist Sharankumar Limbale in Pune on 25 December 2015. Kuffir Nalgundwar, co-founder of Rountable India and prominent Ambedkarite activist Karthik Navayan will be present at the event. Many authors who contributed to the book, ‘Hatred in the Belly’, will also be present at the event.
During the 3-hour event, writers will read from ‘Hatred in the belly’ and discuss the book with the audience.
About the book:

Hatred in the belly is a Telugu phrase (kaDupulO kasi) taken from a speech delivered by poet Joopaka Subhadra, in Hyderabad, on the appropriation of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste. The speech, included in this volume, aptly summarises the deep-seated hostility of Brahminic India towards the Dalit-Bahujan. Similarly, the other essays and speeches collected in this volume, written and delivered by a number of writers, academicians, students, and activists (referred to as the Ambedkar Age Collective in this book), unfurl before you a critical tapestry dissecting the hegemonic brahminic discourse which works towards delegitimising the radical legacy of Amebdkarite thought.

The most stark example of these efforts, from the ‘left’ and the ‘right’ of the Indian political spectrum, is the Navayana edition of Babasaheb’s AoC with an ‘introduction’ by Arundhati Roy. The works collected here emerged as spontaneous reactions to the Roy-Navayana project from multiple locations and in multiple languages. The varied interventions, which began online, and the discursive terrains it opened up, offer us a glimpse of the ways through which the marginalised resist continued attempts at hegemonising knowledge by the brahminic oppressors.

Time: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Venue: Manuski Advocacy Centre, Plot No. 3, Survey 14B, 247, Deccan College Rd, Ward No. 8, Yerwada Village, Yerawada, Pune, Maharashtra 411006

Note: Manuski Advocacy Centre is located near ‘Sadal Baba Dargah’, Yerwada.

(Copies of the book will be available at the event for purchase. Those who are interested in booking their copy in advance can call on this number: 9833432885 (Yogesh Maitreya) or can write to him at

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The book is available in bookshops in Pune, Bangalore and other places, it is also available on Hatred in the belly: Politics behind the appropriation of Dr Ambedkar’s writings