Mahar Essays

  • Importance Of Ambedkarism In The 21st Century

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    The Relevance of Ambedkarism in the 21st Century: An Indian Perspective SHAMBHU LAL SALVI Guest Lecturer Department of Political Science, Mohan lal sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan E-mail: Abstract Ambedkarism is today a living force in India. The extent

  • Mahars In India

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    Maharattha. Next philosophy is ‘The Mahars have often been considered as the original inhabitants of what is now the Indian state of Maharashtra and, according to Shridhar Venkatesh Ketkar, a historian of the region, the state's name derives from theirs (Maharance ra••ra means land of the Mahars)’.2 As per the statement of Jyotiba Phule in his book Gulamgiri, ‘Mahars were great warriors and against to Brahmin; they are Mahaari so the name Maharashtra has come from Mahar-ari’. 3 “ Now Maharashtra may mean

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Maharashtra

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    COLONIAL MAHARASHTRA: IN QUEST OF EQUALITY, LIBERTY, FREDDOM AND FRATERNITY The Mahars of Maharashtra are the most dominant Dalit community politically and socially. They account for about ten percent of the present day population of Maharashtra. The next two larger groups are Chambars, 1.3% and Mangs, 1.8% .All other groups are very small which hardly comprises one percent of total population. Thus Mahars are predominantly major group of the state. Of all the Dalit groupings they alone have

  • The Prison We Broke Analysis

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    marginalized in terms of their class, caste and gender as a result of which Dalit women occupy the lowermost rung in the oppressive system of caste. Maya Pandit in her introduction to the novel states that “If the Mahar community is the ‘other’ for the Brahmins, Mahar women become the ‘other’ for Mahar men”(Kamble XV). Humiliation as Gopal Guru has pointed out in his essay Dalit Women Talk Differently is an individual, collective, social and political phenomena. The Dalit women suffered at the hands

  • Essay On Caste Identity

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    hierarchy at the public functions like a fair in villages, marriage ceremony and certain hereditary rights. As Amrutnak belonged to Mahar caste, the fifty-two rights were given to the Mahar caste people only. Other untouchable castes were not bestowed such rights. The untouchable castes had accepted the icons from their castes. Chokhamela has used the icon of Mahar caste people whereas Rohidas was used the icon of Chamar caste people. The same logic was applicable to the social leaders like Dr. Ambedkar

  • Analysis Of The Poisoned Bread

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    The Poisoned Bread: Translations from Marathi Dalit Literature impetuously revives the prevalent slavery in pre-colonial and colonial times, the continuous pattern of dalits’ exploitation and dependency of poor peasants, women, scheduled tribes and scheduled caste in post colonial India, who remained ethically, economically and politically deprived of their rights and privileges. The humiliation and horror of untouchability is the quintessence of conscious and subconscious will of the millions, therefore

  • An Analysis Of Dalit Women's Autobiographies

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    Payal Gupta Dr. Anju Gurawa MA English (Previous) 1 November 2014 Portrait of an Untouchable Woman: An Analysis of Dalit Women’s Autobiographies Manu, a famous codifier of Hindu laws of the sixth century BC said in Manusmriti, “In childhood a woman must be subject to her father, in youth husband, and when her lord is dead, to her sons.” He would not allow woman to be independent at any stage. Ironically, Manu’s dictum can be seen as prevailing in many quarters of Indian society even today, and women

  • The Importance Of Hierarchy In Maharashtra

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    The caste hierarchy and its linkage with the occupations are obvious in Maharashtra. The hierarchies are applicable to religious, social, political and economic domains. The traditional hierarchy is articulated in religious terms like purity and occupation. The emergent hierarchy depends on power, property and personal changes. The body and occupations play a vital role to claim purity. The functions of the body such as ablution, birth, death, secretion and menstruation create pollution. It can go

  • Sharankumar Limbale Analysis

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    (Akkarmashi) portrays rural Dalit life as well as sketches an account of Limbale’s life from birth to maturity. Limbale was born as an illegitimate child from a high caste father, a Patil, and lower caste mother, a Mahar. Being born as an illegitimate child, he suffered a lot in his Mahar community. This stigma of ‘Akkarmashi’ gave him intolerable humiliation and disrespect among in his own community and it followed him everywhere as a disgrace on his forehead. In an interview with Shiva Nagaiah Bolleddu

  • Traditional Wedding Essay

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    family to the bride’s family to propose to her. “Although arranged marriages are common, the bride and groom now often have a chance to meet before marriage” (, 2015).The second step is to do the medical check for the marriage. But the Mahar is different from the traditional it is much more expensive and higher. “it is about the food and the gathering, a competition in which the family strives to accommodate the needs of guests, to feed and entertain them” (sour Cherry, 2015). Dazah in

  • Senator Lucius Lyon Invests In Sugarbeets Short Story

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    Chapter One Senator Lucius Lyon Invests in Sugarbeets United States Senator Lucius Lyon was in his country clothes…a black alpaca coat over a brilliant white shirt bearing a high collar that heightened the richness of the fringe of dark hair, the remnant of an abundance that once covered his scalp. His boots were made of fine black oiled leather designed for wear with equal comfort in Michigan's loamy farm fields or Washington, D.C. streets. He was thirty-nine years of age. Though pattern baldness

  • Analysis Of The Weave Of My Life By Urmila Pawar

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    and leader of Women’s liberation movement. Her memoir ‘Aaidan’ was published in the year 2003 and was translated by Dr. Maya Pandit as ‘The Weave of my life: A Dalit woman’s Memoir’. The word ‘Aaidan’ means weaving of cane baskets. She belongs to Mahar community where weaving of cane baskets was the main economic activity. Pawar writes, “My mother used to weave Aaidan and I was writing this book, both were activities of creation of thought and practical reality of life.” Pawar has described very

  • Gandhi And Ambedkar Literature Review

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    depressed classes born in society? 4.1.2. Problems of depressed classes 5. Movements of Mahatma Gandhi for Depressed Classes 5.1. Champaran movement 5.2. Kheda movement 5.3. Ahemdabad mill strike 6. Ambedkar and his works for depressed classes 6.1.1. Mahar conference 6.1.2. Poona pact 7. Conflict between Gandhi and Ambedkar 8. Conclusion 1. INTRODUCTION In

  • Essay On Dalit Self

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    marked as Mahars we couldn‘t join them. So Mallya, Umbrya, Parshya, all from my caste, began to play touch-and-go. We played one kind of game while the high-caste village boys played another. The two games were played separately like two separate whirlwinds. Play over, we settled down to eat. Boys and girls from the high castes like Wani, Brahmin, Marwari, Muslim, Maratha, Teli, fishermen, goldsmiths and all the teachers, about hundred or so sat in a circle under a banyan tree. We, the Mahar 39 boys

  • The Aesthetics Of Dalit Literature

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    INTRODUCTION Literature, since the time it has been written, has tried its best to entertain the readers and it also mirrors the evils like casteism and untouchability. Literature is considered as the mouth piece of the society in which it is written. So, it was the power of words that empowered Dalits to put across their voice, so that people may understand what wrongs have been done to them. Words are used as weapons to express their trauma as well as anger against the wrongs and ill-treatment

  • Essay On Rice Crop

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    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) crop belongs to family Poaceae or Gramineae and most important staple diet crop throughout the world (sharanapp et al., 2017). Rice crop being most important staple crop providing food for half of the world population. In developing countries, it serves as main source of income and employment for the rural community (soomro et al., 2013). Rice is a basic diet and cash crop in East Asia where vast cultivation is carried out. Major rice growing areas include India, Thailand

  • The Origin Of Untouchability In India

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    Untouchability is one of the major problems of our country. It has its roots in the Indian society of our country that is based on the caste system. The castes are further divided into sub-castes. The people of the lowest caste are treated untouchables. They do not belong to the fold of Hinduism. Nobody knows exactly about the origin of Untouchability or the caste system itself. Untouchability starts from the classification of upper and lower caste system it takes the birth from standing

  • Role Of Translation In Dalit Literature

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    The rich diversity of human community cannot be appreciated or even understood without the essential tool of translation and it plays an important role in the literary life of India which in its multilingual, multicultural nature, is a microcosm of the whole world. The marginalization of the Dalits in India by the hierarchical upper-castes and the resultant sorrows and sufferings, their culture and beliefs which had been hitherto unrevealed in the mainstream literature is now exposed to the world

  • Analysis Of Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

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    Himanshu Deswal BALLB 16 20161373 History Assignment THUGGEE, CRIMINAL TRIBES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURES In 1986, East India Company Introduced a THUGEE ACT but western countries have many misconceptions about the Thuggee one of the major example of misconception is the 1984 Hollywood movie Indiana Jones and the temple of Doom. Movie is set in the year 1935, after 100 years starting of Thuggee Act, the area near Pathankot city in state of Punjab of colonial India The film has also been

  • Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Movie Analysis

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    "Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: The untold truth" represents cinematic excellence at it best. The film has successfully recreated the life of one of the greatest visionaries of all time. The movie is a saga of a man who was hailed as a messiah and simultaneously as a traitor. His opponent was none other than Mahatma Gandhi. Its talks about his struggle in an unjust society where there was no place for the lowest strata of the Hindu Social order. The most beautiful thing I found about the movie is that Ambedkar