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Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV -The Philosopher King of Mysore

Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV -The Philosopher King of Mysore

While all over India citadels of royal families crumbled before the might of British onslaught, the Wodeyars of Mysore through their liberal, progressive and secular outlook and policies retained their domain till 1947. In the long history of Mysore it was under Sri Krishna raja Wodeyar IV who ruled from 1902 to 1940 that the state came to be referred[Read More…]

Bahujan Leaders And May Day

Bahujan Leaders And May Day

Mahatma Jyotirao Phule and Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule (1827 to 1890) fought throughout their entire life for • Decreasing the working hours from 12 to 8 • Special leaves for pregnant women • Abolition of the child labor • First leader to unite the labourers and farmers • Land to the tillers • Special protection for the tenant labors etc. Savitribai[Read More…]

Jyotirao Phule, Savitribai Phule, Periyar And Ambedkar — International Women’s Day

Jyotirao Phule, Savitribai Phule, Periyar And Ambedkar — International Women’s Day

To celebrate Women’s Day without recognizing the contribution of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, Savitribai Phule, and Ambedkar is hypocrisy and shameful act. Here are few of the highlights of work done by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule and Savitribai Phule for women empowerment. On 1st Jan. 1848, India’s first school for girls was started at Bhide’s wada in Pune by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule[Read More…]

Ayyankali: Pioneer Of Radical Revolt Against Brahmanism In Kerala

Ayyankali: Pioneer Of Radical Revolt Against Brahmanism In Kerala

Ayyankali, the Dalit firebrand in Kerala who fought Caste apartheid through innovation and resistance that inspires even till today. A contemporary of Ambedkar he was born into the Pulaya community in Thiruvananthapuram. He burned with the injustices his community faced. Dalits were landless and exploited, punished for crossing into caste hindu areas, and both men and women were targets of[Read More…]

Bahujan Revolutionary King Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj

Bahujan Revolutionary King Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj

Bahujan Revolutionary Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, The King of common people. Rajarshi Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj was a true visionary social reformer. His simple living, remarkable efforts for the welfare of backward classes and his genuine contributions to educational, social and even agricultural reforms like water harvesting will always guide us towards doing better things for our nation. Shahuji Maharaj’s contribution[Read More…]

Great Bahujan Revolutionary Woman Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule

Great Bahujan Revolutionary Woman Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule

We salute Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule on her 186th Birth anniversary (3 Jan 1831 – 10 Mar 1897). EDUCATIONIST, REFORMER, POETESS A WOMEN OF THE PAST, WHO PAVED WAY FOR THE PRESENT, BY EMBODYING THE FUTURE. Savitribai Phule a true feminist who worked towards abolishing discrimination and unfair treatment of people based on Religion, Caste, Race and Gender. She who became[Read More…]

Remembering The Legacy Of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule

Remembering The Legacy Of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule

Floral tributes to Mahatma Jyotirao Phule on his 126th Death Anniversary Mahatma JyotiraoPhule the father of social revolution in Modern India. Among other things, he was the Originator of the protective policy of reservations Progenitor of the concept of right to compulsory primary education Founder of the first-ever schools and libraries for Sudras, Atisudras and women. First leader to unite[Read More…]

Consolidation Of Social Consciousness Among OBC And A Third Mandal Movement

Consolidation Of Social Consciousness Among OBC And A Third Mandal Movement

Another major state election has come up in the Hindi heartland of the country. The last time we had one, namely in Bihar exactly one year back, we finally ended up happy because social consciousness prevailed in the minds of the people of Bihar rather then religious consciousness. Issues of Ram Mandir, Love Jihad, Ghar wapasi, Beef ban, Pro-Pakistani accusations[Read More…]

O.B.Cs And Social Discrimination In India

O.B.Cs And Social Discrimination In India

The worst sufferers of social discrimination in today’s India are the Other Backward Castes (O.B.C.) This is because, after the exit of the British, instead of equal opportunities, their share, in both the political and administrative power, had been almost entirely eaten by the higher castes, especially the Brahmins. As per the Mandal Commission Report, O.B.C.s are 52% of the[Read More…]

Reality Of SECC-2011 : Unequal Citizens

Reality Of SECC-2011 : Unequal Citizens

The Central government’s decision to conduct a socio-economic caste census (SECC) was a ray of hope for many marginalised classes, especially for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) as it is the most populous among them. This work was completed about two years ago and it is being released in dribs and drabs. So the main question over which we have to[Read More…]

First Anniversary Of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule And Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Educational Circle

First Anniversary Of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule And Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Educational Circle

  Mahatma Jyotirao Phule and Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule founded the Satyashodhak Samaj in 1873 to unite all oppressed, Sthree-Shudra-Atishudra, Adivasis, Muslims and other minorities under one banner of Bahujans to fight against discrimination based on birth. The highly successful Satyashodhak Samaj was however, after the death of Phule and Savitribai Phule, disintegrated. Most Shudras joined the Congress, Atishudras joined the[Read More…]

Kamaraj:The Selfless Leader

Kamaraj:The Selfless Leader

Kamaraj was a rarity in Indian politics, and undoubtedly the tallest leader in Tamil Nadu. A school dropout and freedom fighter who went on to become the Congress president despite knowing no Hindi and no English. His genuine concern for the poor was matched only by his scrupulous honesty and integrity.

Satya Sodhak Trinity Of Mahatma Jothirao Phule

Satya Sodhak Trinity Of Mahatma Jothirao Phule

We pay our tributes to Mahatma Jothirao Phule, the founder of Satya Sodhak Samaj, on this 143rd year of its foundation, namely September 24, 1873. Mahatma Jothirao Phule, and his wife Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule, declared war on brahmanic-casteist culture and religion. This Maharashtrian couple presented the first major anti-caste ideology and led a mass activism against the ascriptive norms and[Read More…]

Periyar: Rationalist Bahujan Socialist Revolutionary And The Crusader Against Casteism

Periyar: Rationalist Bahujan Socialist Revolutionary And The Crusader Against Casteism

Erode Venkata Ramasamy Naickar(17 September 1879 – 24 December 1973), commonly known as Periyar also referred as E. V. R. or Thanthai Periyar, was an Indian social activist, freedom fighter and politician who started the Self-Respect Movement and Dravidar Kazhagam. Biography Born in 1879 into a rich family of Balijas (traders) in Tamil Nadu’s Erode district, Periyar was a pious[Read More…]

VP Singh – The Crusader Of OBCs

VP Singh – The Crusader Of OBCs

Amongst Greats like Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule, BabaSaheb Ambedakar , Periyar , OBCs should not forget the contribution of another Crusader of Backward classes V.P Singh who gave reservations to Backward classes by implementing the Mandal commission report. 1990 was a crucial time when even after 43 years of Indian independence OBCs did not get their due which[Read More…]

Tributes To B.P Mandal: The Crusader Of OBCs On His 98th Birth Anniversary

Tributes To B.P Mandal: The Crusader Of OBCs On His 98th Birth Anniversary

Bindheshwari Prasad Mandal (1918–1982) was an Indian parliamentarian, social reformer of the country who served as the chairman of the Second Backward Classes Commission, popularly known as the Mandal Commission. The commission’s report mobilised a segment of the Indian population known as Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and affirmed the affirmative action practice under Indian law whereby members of underprivileged castes were[Read More…]