Dalit Essay In Marathi

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The term Dalit has been driven from Sanskrit word ‘dal’ which means crack, down trodden, scattered, crushed and destroyed. In the 19th century, a Marathi social reformer and revolutionary Mahatma Jyotiba Phule used this term to describe outcaste and untouchable as oppressed, broken and victims of Indian caste society. Dalit is not a new word. Apparently it was used in 1930, as a Hindi and Marathi translation of ‘depressed classes’, the term the British used for what are now called the Scheduled Castes. In 1930’ there was a depressed class newspaper published in Pune called Dalit Bandu. The word was also used by B. R. Ambedkar in his Marathi speeches. In the Untouchables, published in 1948, Ambedkar chose the term ‘broken men’, an English translation of ‘Dalit’, to refer to the original ancestors of the untouchables. Mahatma Gandhi coined the word “Harijan” translated roughly as “Children of God” to identify the formal untouchable. They remained at the lowest rank in the Indian caste society. (Pradhan 125)
Dalit has been destined for inferior activities such as leather work, butchering or removal of rubbish, animal carcasses and waste. Dalit people work as manual laborers like cleaning streets, latrines,
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Buddha was the social reformers who protest against the Veda’s philosophy prevailed at that time. Bhakti movement had also played a very important role in removing untouchability and challenged caste system which discriminate men because of his caste. There are various poets; saints though belong to the lower caste, came from the every corner of the country, had left their deep impact on the mind of the people. Jyotibha Phule made a significant contribution for the up liftment of the poor section of the society. DR. B. R. Ambedkar left no stone unturned to fight against caste

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