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Shahu Maharaj

Shahu Maharaj

Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj, Maharaja of Kolhapur in Maharashtra introduced reservation in favour of backward classes as early as 1902 to eradicate poverty from amongst them and to give them their due share in the State administration. The notification of 1902 created 50% reservation in services for backward classes/communities in the State of Kolhapur. This...
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Saint Kabir – A Revolutionary Saint

Saint Kabir – A Revolutionary Saint

Saint Kabir Das is widely acknowledged as one of the great personality of the Bhakti movement in North India. He is one of the medieval Indian saints of Bhakti and Sufi movement. Saint Kabir’s life was centered around Kashi, also called Banaras (Varanasi). His caste was that of Julaha and from his sayings his...
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Annabhau Sathe – Social Reformer

Annabhau Sathe – Social Reformer

Annabhau Sathe was a social reformer and writer from Maharashtra, India. Annabhau Sathe was born in the village of Wategaon near Sangli in a family belonging to the Matang community. (The community has been identified by the Indian government as a scheduled caste.) Poverty had prevented Annabhau from obtaining formal education. His brother Shankarbhau...
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Birsa Munda -THE ‘ULGULAAN’ OF ‘DHARATI ABA’

Birsa Munda -THE ‘ULGULAAN’ OF ‘DHARATI ABA’

 “Our land is blowing away as the dust blows away in the storm” -Dharti Aba Birsa Munda The class was going as usual in the German Mission School, at Burj, Chaibasa. A teacher Dr Nottrott repeatedly uttered derogatory words for the Mundas. A student left the school in protest. His name was Birsa. Birsa...
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Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj (Born on 26th June)

Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj (Born on 26th June)

Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj (also known as Rajashri Shahu) (26 June 1874-6 May 1922) was the first Maharaja of the Indian princely state of Kolhapur between 1884 and 1922. First king in India – implemented Reservation Policy ( Provided 50% Reservation in his state, on 26 July 1902) Revolutionary Legal Reforms. Appealed for caste-free...
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Tribute to Hon. Late D. K. Khaparde Sahab

Tribute to Hon. Late D. K. Khaparde Sahab

Hon. Late D. K. Khaparde was born on 13th May 1939 in Nagpur (Maharashtra, India). After completion of his education from Nagpur, he joined service in the Defence Establishment of Pune. During the service at Pune Mr. Kanshiram who subsequently joined politics came in contact with him. Mr. Kahaparde had enlightened Mr. Kanshiram about...
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May Events

Iyothee Thass – Born on 20th May 1845  5th May 1909 – Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur, open a school for Mahar students at Udagaon on 1st May 1909.  In May 1920, in Nagpur the ‘Akhil Bhartiya Bahishkrit Parishad’ (All India Depressed Classes Society) was formed. Sahu Maharaj was the Chairman of this committee.
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Remebering Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia

Remebering Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia

Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia (1886–1980), death anniversary falls on April 22, 2011. He was the founder of the glorious Ad Dharm movement of Punjab. Mangoo Ram was born on January 14, 1886 , in village Mugowal, Hoshiarpur district, where this father,Harman Dass, had left the traditional Chamar caste occupation of training and preparing hides...
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Tribute to Mahamanav

Tribute to Mahamanav

Rashtrapita  Jotiba Govindrao Phule was born on 11th April 1827. He was the pioneer of women’s education in India, activist, thinker, social reformer, writer, philosopher, theologist, scholar, editor and revolutionary. Rashtranirmata Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar  was born on 14 April 1891. He is known as Babasaheb. He was an Indian jurist, political leader, Buddhist activist,...
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3 April 1927: Dr. Babasahed Ambedkar started ‘Bahishkrit Bharat’ a Marathi fortnightly Explaining the aim of the newspaper he had observed that he had taken to the profession of a lawyer because he felt that one’s attempt at conducting a newspaper for the welfare of the people, should always be backed up by an...
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