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The Unseeables

Tariq Ali: Caste or Class, 30 August 2018

Ants among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India 
by Sujatha Gidla.
Daunt, 341 pp., £14.99, May 2018, 978 1 911547 20 4
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... rarely told: despite its longevity, caste, and caste oppression, is not a popular theme in India. Sujatha Gidla writes of poisoned lives, of disillusionment, betrayed hopes, unrequited loves, attempted escapes through alcohol and sex. What distinguishes her book is its rich mix of sociology, anthropology, history, literature and politics. ...

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