I Could Not Be a Hindu is a self-written story by Bhanwar Meghwanshi about his role in RSS and translated by Nivedita Menon.
Title: I Could Not Be Hindu The Story of a Dalit in the RSS
Author: Bhanwar Meghwanshi
Hardcover: 240 pages
Price: 399 I.N.R.
A thirteen-year-old boy wants to be a Hindu but he was not able to get a respected rank. He was only labeled as a lower Hindu. Bhanwar Meghwanshi has written this book on that boy. In 1987 when the Ramjanmabhoomi movement took place, he participated and get involved with RSS. He was only thirteen years old and lived in the village of Rajasthan. Unfortunately, he faced discrimination in the same religion but due to different castes. He gets into the act in every riot.
He raised his voice during the demolishing of Babri Masjid during 1992. Even though he had not met anyone of the Muslim but he hates them due to his passion. At the same time, he becomes the district office chief of Bhilwara. Moreover, he was ready to dye for his Hindu Rastra. But still, he was not able to take his place and was known as lesser Hindu and untouchable. He left criticizing Muslims and started working for the status of lesser Hindu.
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Bhanwar Meghwanshi was born in 1975. At the age of thirteen, he joined RSS and left the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1992. During this time period, he worked as a journalist and activist in the Dalit movement. He had made his name due to his political work and by overseeing the Ambedkar Bhavan in Sirdiyas. His first book was Main Ek Samajsewak Tha which was published in 2019.
Nivedita Menon is a professor in Jawaharlal Nehru, New Delhi. She has a great interest in politics. She is the author of Seeing Like a Feminist.
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