“आइए महसूस करिए ज़िन्दगी के ताप को
मैं चमारों की गली तक ले चलूंगा आपको ||”
This poem of Adam Gondvi invited fierce opposition from the feudal elements and they even attacked and seriously injured him.
Now for a moment just think if only he replaced “चमारों की गली” with “गरीबों/मजदूरों की गली”; would the ruling class have ever attacked him?
Not only Gondvi could have avoided any direct confrontation from the privileged castes but also remained radical people’s poet in the eyes of the masses.
I guess that’s what communism has become in the hands of Brahmanical forces; it not only helps them to avoid the question of caste and gender which are the major basis of exploitation in a semi-feudal semi-colonial country like India but also gives them and the others, the illusion that they stand for something radical.
Needless to say, they also avoid any beef with the privileged castes.
If oppressors neither care nor are annoyed by your ideology, it’s only because you’re not hitting where it hurts.
Like in the US, talking about class might get you branded as an evil commie.
But the ruling class of India is different.
Here they’ll leave you in peace if you talk about class
BUT talking about caste apartheid and Brahmanical Patriarchy might surely invite fierce attack, both verbal and physical.
Guess that’s enough for you to understand what’s the basis of oppression in India