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Dalit Movement: A Struggle Against Injustice, Untouchability

Author : Mohd Ayoub Kumar 1 Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh 2 Irshad Ahmad Lone 3

Date of Publication :13th February 2019

Abstract: The Dalit movement is a social as well as political movement of Dalits in India started by B.R. Ambedkar. This movement rejects Hinduism; it challenged the brutal caste system and promulgated the rights of Dalits. There is Four classes of caste system in Hindus; Brahmins, Kshatruyas, Vaisyas, Sudras. Dalits are mostly exploited class of Hindus. The caste reforms of 19th century were influenced by the work of Christian Missionaries in India. The Brahmo Samaj, the Prarthana Samaj, The Ramakrishna Mission and Arya Samaj are the examples of such institutions founded with a view to fight against Social evils practiced by the Caste Hindus. In this paper I will discuss Dalit movement, different social reforms organization, caste harassment, great social reformer personalities etc

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