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Jyotirao Govindrao Phule

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule (April 11, 1827 — November 28, 1890), also known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule was an activist, thinker, social reformer and revolutionary from Maharashtra in the nineteenth century. His remarkable influence was apparent in fields like education, agriculture, caste system, women and widow upliftment and removal of untouchability. He is most known in […]

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N.Sivaraj

N. Sivaraj

N. Sivaraj (29 September 1892 – 29 September 1964) was an Indian lawyer, politician and Paraiyar activist from the state of Tamil Nadu. He served as a Member of the Lok Sabha for Chengalpattu from 1957 to 1961. N.Sivaraj was a prominent leader of depressed class federation and he supported the Justice Party. He was mayor in Madras corporation 1945-1946. He was elected […]

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Dadasaheb Gaikwad

Dadasaheb Gaikwad

Bhaurao Krishnaji Gaikwad (15 October 1902 – 29 December 1971) popularly known as  Dadasaheb Gaikwad , was a politician and social worker from Maharashtra, India. He was founder member of Republican Party of India. He had also been member of parliament representing the both houses Lok sabha and Rajya sabha.He was honoured by Padma Shri in 1968 for his dedicated service […]

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Sahib Shri Kanshi Ram

Sahib Shri Kanshi Ram was born on March 15, 1934, in Khawas Pur village of Ropar District of Punjab (India). He was the eldest of eight siblings. He belonged to the Ramdassia (Ad Dharmi/Mulnivasi) community of the Scheduled Caste group, which is the largest group in Punjab. He was named Kanshi because after his birth […]

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Iyothee Thass

Pandit Iyothee Thass

This article was first posted at Round Table India and is written by Bala J. We may say that great minds think alike when two scholars who lived in two different times and places reach a similar conclusion on the same problem. The traditionally educated nineteenth century Tamil scholar, Pandit Iyothee Thass as well as the twentieth century […]

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Babu Jagjivan Ram

Babu Jagjivan Ram

Babu Jagjivan Ram was one of the brightest stars of the  Indian political horizon.  By dint of his excellent qualities of head & heart, he carried all   the assignments with distinction as political leader, parliamentarian, social reformer, administrator, Indian Union Minister, Labour & Dalit leader. The upsurge in East Pakistan against the West Pakistan suppression […]

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Rettamalai Srinivasan

Rettamalai Srinivasan

Diwan Bahadur R. Srinivasan, also known as Rettamalai Srinivasan, was a Dalit activist, politician and freedom fighter from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He is a Dalit icon and Mahatma Gandhi’s close associate, remembered today as one of the pioneers of the Dalit movement in India. Rettamalai Srinivasan represented the Paraiyars in the first two Round Table […]

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Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV

Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV

Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV – A Saintly King:A remarkable development occurred in October 1936 when the Maharaja of Mysore, though a strictly orthodox Hindu, admitted members of the oppressed classes to participate in Dasara festival for the first time. How this striking breach affected the age-old caste traditions can be appreciated only by those who […]

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CHHATRAPATI SHAHU JI MAHARAJ

Rajarshi Chhatrapati ShahuJi Maharaj was king of the Indian princely State of Kolhapur  known to be a great social reformer of his time. Shahu Ji  was a staunch follower of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and great admirer of Dr B.R. Ambedkar. Shahu Ji belonged to Oil presser “Teli” caste but devoted his life for the upliftment of the  Dalit society. He challenge […]

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