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  • Who Are Dalits? A Dalit?

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    Who are Dalits? The word “Dalit” comes from the Sanskrit root dal- and means “broken, ground-down, downtrodden, or oppressed.” Those previously known as Untouchables, Depressed Classes, and Harijans are today increasingly adopting the term “Dalit” as a name for themselves. “Dalit” refers to one’s caste rather than class; it applies to members of those menial castes which have born the stigma of “untouchability” because of the extreme impurity and pollution connected with their traditional occupations

  • Dalits in India

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    Topic for the Seminar:Dalits In India By K.Hymavathi Asst.Proffessor Dept.Of AS&H Vitam College of Engg. Visakhapatnam My Paper deals with the “Social Status of Dalits during the pre and post Independent India” India is a vast country. It is a land of rich culture and heritage. It is also a land of unity in diversity with its people following multi-religion and speaking many languages. India enjoys a democratic form of government. It has become independent 62years ago. Cast System In India: Social

  • The Dalit Movement

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    Dalit Movement In Modern India All those people of distinct castes and sub-castes among the depressed classes who were traditionally subjected to invidious discriminations on grounds of untouchability, and categorized as the downtrodden, untouchables, depressed classes, exterior classes or Scheduled Castes were called Dalits. Dalit movement can be defined as institutional or organizational efforts made by Dalit leaders for the liberation of the downtrodden masses. It is a movement of protest against

  • Literature Of Dalit Literature

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    Study of Dalit Literature of subalternity through an upsurge of new social class and consciousness among the Depressed section Dr. Pravat Ranjan Sethi pravatjnu@gmail.com Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. - B.R. Ambedkar Abstract Dalit is a category of self-definition of Untouchables

  • Essay on The Untouchables: The Dalit Population

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    discrimination is one that no individual wants to feel. For the Hindu people, formerly known as “The Untouchables,” this was what they had to live with. The Untouchables, now called the Dalits, are the most oppressed community in India and have been denied civic and human rights throughout the decades. The Dalit population is located all throughout India. India is a country south of china and Pakistan, west of Thailand., and east of Africa. India first gained its independence in

  • Essay On Dalit Women Movement

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    Dalit movement started under the leadership of Dr. Ambedkar and within that the Dalit women movements struggle of within and out discrimination of Dalit women. Dalit women movement inspired by Dr. Ambedkar, Savitri and Jotiba Phule and adopted the ideology of them in their struggle against caste, patriarchy and class. Historically, lower caste women or Dalit women have been exploited on the basis of social, economic, political, and cultural grounds. Caste system and patriarchy are the major system

  • Effects Of Caste Discrimination In Dalit Society

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    Caste Discrimination In Dalit Society "Caste discrimination has affected an estimated 260 million people worldwide, the vast majority living in South Asia". Caste Discrimination in the conveyance of education and Health facilities and other fundamental human rights are also the exceptional barrier for Dalit people severely affecting their well-being and possibility. In spite of being a human they are still lacking behind the rights they are supposed to get to develop themselves. Education and health

  • Constraints Of Obtaining Education By Dalits

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    Constraints in obtaining education by Dalits • Dependency on dominant castes for their livelihood. • Poverty and economic backwardness. • Discriminatory practices against Dalit students by teachers and other dominant castes. • Lack of continued employment opportunities. • .Neglect of education in welfare schemes. • Mushrooming of private schools. • Family burdens and responsibilities. • Irrelevant curriculum. • Lack of proper guidance. • Lack of quality education. • Compulsions of earning at a young

  • Socio-Cultural Oppression To Dalit. A)Inter-Caste Marriage.

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    Socio-cultural Oppression to Dalit a) Inter-caste Marriage Inter-caste marriage is prohibited in Hindu culture. Caste system only allows the endogamy system. However, the upper caste men have a freedom to use exogamy and polygamy. Upper caste man is allowed informal sexual rights to lower caste women but he does not give her a status of the wife because she is considered as an untouchable and impure. On the contrary, the upper caste woman is restricted to endogamous marriage and she is tied to the

  • Struggles of the Dalit Movement in Anand Patwardhan’s Documentary “Jai Bhim Comrade”

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    slippers is seen on the statue of Dr. Ambedkar. Soon upset Dalits gather to protest against the sacrilege. Within a few hours, a police van reaches the spot and starts to fire. They fire at people who weren’t even protesting, killing ten people on the spot. Vilas Ghogre, a Dalit-Marxist poet and singer, moved by the incident to such an extent that he committed suicide. Anand Patwardhan’s documentary “Jai Bhim Comrade” is about Dalit movement and struggle for recognition of their identity and