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Chhatrapati Shahu’s Crusade against Untouchability – 2

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  B. D. Khane Maharaja was a champion of social justice and equal opportunities for all. He believed in protecting the weak against the strong. The aim of his measures was to raise the lower castes from their abject position in society by employing them and fitting them for hitherto closed avenues of life. For …

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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 …

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Remembering Chhatrapati Shahu: Lessons for the Modi government during Covid-19 pandemic

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  Rahul Bansode At this hour, the entire world is facing the Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought everything to a standstill. The number of those infected with coronavirus across the globe has crossed almost 46 lakhs with over 3 lakh deaths. World’s most developed countries like USA, Britain, Spain, Italy and many more others have …

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100 Years of the Mangaon Conference for the Rights of the Untouchables

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  Somnath Waghmare In 1920, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, aged 29, had just returned to India after completing his M.A and PhD at the University of Columbia in the USA. He began dialogues and meetings with the Dalit community for social rights. Mangaon is a village 20 kilometers away from Kolhapur city in Maharashtra, which was …

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Shahu Maharaj, the original champion of right to education

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  Ram Gaikwad Introduction Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj was the great king (1894–1922) of the princely state of Kolhapur of Maharashtra. Chh. Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj realized the importance of education for all. At present, the Government of India and state governments have adopted the same strategy of providing free primary education to all. But even …

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Tilak Gandhi Golwalkar vs Phule Shahu Ambedkar

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  Dr. K. Jamanadas (First Published in September 2001) General Review About Bal Gangadhar Tilak, he was a great scholar of Sanskrit. He was a great leader of RADICALS, they used to call themselves “Nationalists” and leaders of whole country. He was called “Lokmanya” meaning “recognized by the people” and was projected as leader of …