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    be untouchable, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is today well known to the world as an intellectual revolutionary, who became the ultimate ray of hope for the depressed and discriminated human beings in India. He was the greatest son born to India. A True “Bharat Ratna”, who liberated millions of people who were denied basic human rights, kept oppressed and who were generation to generation exploited in the name of caste-based hierarchy, religion and treated as outcaste. Ambedkar sowed for them the seeds of true freedom and social justice. He spent his life-time to imbibe self-confidence in them and prepare them to educate themselves, unite and agitate for their own dignity and self-respect. Seeds of Social Revolution - Agitation for Human Rights of Dalits and Women Ambedkar’s father and grandfather served the army. Ramji had also reached to the highest rank allowed to an Indian in the Indian army under the British rule. But the social discrimination and stigma attached to all members of Mahar community came to his taste as bitter experience. At an early age while in school, he and his brother were not allowed to share sitting arrangements along with the other students of the school and were made to carry gunny bags for them to sit exclusively. They were systematically excluded from games, mixing with other students of the same school. Teachers feared that they will get polluted if they teach such Shudras as teaching to Shudras was prohibited in their religious sanctions. Such…

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    Dalit Autobiography

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    among the Dalits authors. They write to break the tradition of silence. They write to show their plight and predicament to society. Bhim Singh thinks that autobiography…

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    Toba Teh Manto Analysis

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    Saadat Hasan Manto is one of the greatest short story writers in Urdu literature who has produced twenty two collections of short stories dealing with different subjects such as partition, human life, social taboos, communal violence, so on and so forth. His stories revolving round the subject of partition of the subcontinent after independence in 1947 are more famous and more known than his other stories. Toba Tek Singh is one such story, a masterpiece, which is interwoven with the theme of…

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    Essay On Dalit

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    INTRODUCTION “The term 'Dalit' is derived from the Hebrew root 'Dal' meaning 'broken' or 'crushed'. In Sanskrit it means 'downtrodden', certain Hindi versions explain the term as 'oppressed' or exploited.” The meaning of the term Dalit can be explained through the example of flower petals. While the broken petals are symbolic of Dalits, the petals which are joined to the calyx signify the rest of the society. The term is used to signify a broken down and downtrodden section of the society.…

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    Contemporary society is founded on the ideals of liberty, equality and justice yet Dalits have always remained on the periphery. As socially and culturally ostracizedcommunity, they were deliberately silenced and their tales of woe and oppression had remained unheard for a long time but fight for social justice brought about positive transformation in collective social-cultural consciousness. Cultural discourses accommodated marginalized voices and Dalit writings provided discursive space for…

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    Dalit Women Essay

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    'Have the efforts of the United Nations together with the State improved the lives of Dalit women in India 's lowest caste? ' ‘The reality of Dalit women and girls is one of exclusion and marginalisation … They are often victims of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights violations, including sexual abuse and violence. They are often displaced; pushed into forced and/or bonded labour, prostitution and trafficking.’ (Manjoo n.d.) This essay will argue that while the collective…

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    The Dalit movement, like any other phenomena, has no single ground; it is multi-dimensional in its historic, socio-political and cultural elements. These dimensions are reread and reinterpreted from time to time. Each interpretation has brought a new dimesion to the movement, at the same time we are put to ponder over pitfalls. Dalit literature, in particular Dalit autobiographies, provides a spectrum of different issues around Dalit movement. Dalit autobiographies reflect the ideas of Dr. B.…

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    Dalit Women Case Study

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    Traditionally, Indian society was divided into four sects on the basis of occupational expertise like the Brahamins were assigned to read the scriptures, the Kshatriyas were assigned to rule, the Vashayas were engaged in trade and commerce and the Shudras were assigned to do the other jobs. But apart from these four sects, there were other castes that were completely ostracized from the traditional Indian society and not given any place in the caste hierarchy and were considered untouchables…

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    Dalit Movement in India India is divided into many parts on the basis of caste, class, religion etc. One of the section which was depressed, crushed by so called upper class is lower class people also known as Dalit. These people also known by different names like untouchables, harijan and Scheduled castes (SC). ‘Dalit’ means ‘crushed’, this term was first used by Jyotirao Phule. These people also called as ‘Untouchables’ and officially called ‘Scheduled Castes (SC)’, which was coined in 1935.…

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    CHAPTER-3 REPRESENTATION OF DALIT WOMEN IN BOTH NOVELS Dalit women are shown as passive silent sufferers and ignorant in the novels that deal with Dalit community. The women were socially discarded for a long period of time, the women were compelled to live a vulnerable life, be it any field like economic or education or even health and all other areas that fall under the basic needs of humans. In the total context country the status of the Dalit women was and still is the worst compared to…

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