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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

(1891—1956) politician

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Buddhism

Buddhism  

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Western term which became established in popular usage in the 1830s to refer to the teachings of the Buddha. There is no direct equivalent for this term in Sanskrit or Pāli. Instead, indigenous ...
Cokāmeḷā

Cokāmeḷā  

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(1293–1338)A low-caste (Mahār) Maharashtrian sant and bhakti poet belonging to the Marāṭhā Vārkarī tradition, and associated with Nāmdev. He was a devotee of Viṭṭhala at Paṇḍharpur, but was unable to ...
Dalit

Dalit  

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The self-designation of members of a 20th-century social and political movement, comprised of those known by others as ‘untouchables’, ‘outcastes’,‘scheduled castes’, or, in the case of M. K. Gāndhī, ...
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order

Friends of the Western Buddhist Order  

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Western-orientated Buddhist group founded in 1967 by the British Buddhist Sangharakshita, who became a monk in 1950 after working for nearly 20 years in India much of the time among Ambedkar ...
India

India  

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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growthIndia's vast territory can be divided into three main regions from north to south. ...
Mahār

Mahār  

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A Maharashtrian untouchable caste with a pronounced warrior tradition, expressed through their recruitment into various armies, such as those of Śivaji, and the British Rāj, as well as the current ...
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi  

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(1869–1948)Indian nationalist and spiritual leader. After early civil-rights activities as a lawyer in South Africa, in 1914 Gandhi returned to India, where he became prominent in the opposition to ...
untouchables

untouchables  

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A member of the lowest-caste Hindu group or a person outside the caste system. Contact with untouchables is traditionally held to defile members of higher castes. The term untouchable and the social ...

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