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Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Chhatrapati Shahu’s Crusade against Untouchability

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  B. D. Khane  [Shahu was born in 1874 as Yeshwantrao ghatge, elder son to Appasaheb Ghatge. he was adopted by Anandibai, widow of Maharaja Shivaji IV of Kolhapur in 1884. In 1891 Shahu married Lakshmibai Khanvikar who gave birth to four children. Shahu took responsibility of the State in 1894 and died on May …

History

Prabuddha Bharat cover page – Special edition for Mahatma Phule’s Death Anniversary

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Vinay Shende The following is the English translation of the famous Cover Page of Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Weekly called Prabuddha Bharat. It was published on 1st of December,1956. It was a special edition for Mahatma Jyotiba Phule’s death anniversary. The translation has been done part by part and each part’s picture is shown for better understanding. …

Dr. Ambedkar

Need for Political Power for Depressed Classes: Babasaheb Ambedkar

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(Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s speech at the Plenary Session, Fifth Sitting of the Round Table Conference on 20th November 1930) “Mr. Chairman, my purpose in rising to address this conference is principally to place before it the point of view of the depressed classes, whom I and my colleague, Rao Bahadur Srinivasan, have the …

Educate, Agitate, Organize

Remembering Rajabhau Khobragade, a revolutionary leader

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  Dipankar Kamble On the 34th Death Anniversary of Barrister Rajabhau Khobragade, an intellectual heir of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, here is a short writeup about him. Bhaurao Khobragade, affectionately called Rajabhau, was born on 25.09.1925 in Chandrapur, Maharashtra to Shri Dewaji and Smt. Indira Bai. His father was a forest contractor and a social worker. …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Maulana Ali Hussain ‘Aasim Bihari’: Father of the first Pasmanda Movement and Freedom Fighter

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  Faiyaz Ahmad Fyzie Maulana Ali Hussain “Aasim Bihari” was born on April 15, 1890, in Mohalla Khas Ganj, Bihar Sharif, Nalanda district, Bihar, in a devout but poor Pasmanda weaver family. In 1906, at the young age of 16, he started his career in the Usha organization in Kolkata. While working, he pursued interests in studies …

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Critical Analysis of Indian Historians’ Writings on Buddhism – Part 2

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  Ratnesh Katulkar Continued from here. It was during the Mauryan period, particularly at the time of Asoka, that India reached its zenith. There was an advanced stage of development in the field of architecture (which is visible in the remains of the Asokan inscriptions), science and technology, literature, administration and above all the emergence …

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Critical Analysis of Indian Historians’ Writings on Buddhism – Part 1

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  Ratnesh Katulkar Buddhism is one of the most prominent topics in the study of ancient Indian history. The reason for its presence and visibility in Indian history owes to its existence to a wide time scale traversed during the 6th century BC to 11th century AD. There is no doubt that many special and …