Bahishkrit Hitakarini Sabha (Hindi: बहिष्कृत हितकारिणी सभा) is a central institution formed by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for removing difficulties of the. Bahishkrit Bharat (Untouchable India). The following is from an editorial ( translated from Marathi) written by Babasaheb Ambedkar for one of. in Dalit History: Bahishkrit Bharat newspaper announced that those members of the Depressed classes who wanted to wash out the stigma of.
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To conclude, while I am ambitious to advance a Theory of Caste, if it can be shown to be untenable I shall be equally willing to give it up. Accordingly, it was announced on 26 June in Bahishkrit Bharat newspaper that those members of the Depressed classes who wanted to wash out the stigma of polluters attached to their whole class by the Mahad hindus by their act of purification of the tank, and who wanted to denounce the act of assaults committed on their representatives should enlist themselves at office of Bahishkrit Hitakarni Sabha in Bombay presently Mumbai.
Of course, if the question was addressed to a Vedic Brahmin he would say that the Vedas are Sanatan.
Under these circumstances he may be forced or I should say induced, after the manner of the widow, to remain a widower for the rest of his life. The question of the spread of the castes all over India has suffered a worse fate than the question of genesis. I believe that Vedas were conceived, spoken and written by human beings. Besides, it is also not advisable to use the word “Hindu” in this sense from the point of view of clarity.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here See, Is God Dead? It is interesting to note that studying, bahishrit yajnas performed and giving gifts or charity are common duties of Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas; whereas teaching, accepting gifts and performing yajnas are reserved exclusively for Brahmins.
Important as he is to the group, endogamy is still more important, and the solution must assure both these ends. Because they are such who support and thrive on the varna caste practices in India. One might safely say that idealization of means is necessary and in this particular case was perhaps motivated to endow them with greater efficacy. Therefore, it is totally unscientific to forcefully restrict children to the occupations of their forefathers.
Thus, a child may or may not have the mental characteristics, which his father has. Similarly, if the victim of a crime is a Shudra, the punishment is mild, and the punishment is harsh in case the victim is a Brahmin. This kind of reactionary agitation aimed at preserving the present dominance of upper castes in education and the services enjoys considerable support and sympathy in the upper caste dominated media as well as the academia. However, in this essay I am concerned with explaining why I am not a Hindu in the most appropriate sense of the term “Hindu”, that is, the sense in which a person is a Hindu if his religion is Hinduism in the restricted sense of the term ” Hinduism”.
All Hindus do not worship one God. Retrieved from ” https: Buddhism and Jainism, for instance, explicitly reject the doctrine of the infallibility of the Vedas and the system of varna-vyavastha, which are fundamental to Hinduism, that is, if the term “Hinduism” is used in its most restricted sense.
Radhakrishnan, for example, has used the term “Hindu” and “Hinduism” in this restricted sense when he says in his The Hindu View of Life that, “The chief sacred scriptures of Hindus, the Vedas register the intuitions of the perfected souls. According to this doctrine, whenever religion is threatened in this world, god takes birth as an avatar to put things back into order.
I now come to the third part of my paper regarding the question of the growth and spread of the caste system all over India. Everyone must join the occupation of his varna and must marry within his varna.
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It also allows widow remarriage and grants equal rights to daughters in father’s property. The occupation of teachers and priests, for example, is reserved exclusively for Brahmins.
But the share of the untouchables seems to have been swallowed up by the Brahmins. Manu claims that the same Brahma, who created this world, also created Manusmriti and taught it to him. Caste, being a self-enclosed unit naturally limits social intercourse, including messing etc. I want to emphasize in particular that my exposition does not contain any exaggeration at all.
The word “Hindu” is a much-abused word in the sense that it has been used bharag mean different things at different times.
Gautam Buddha, who lived in sixth century BC, challenged the infallibility of the Vedas as well as the varna-vyavastha. It denies equal access to marriage partners.
Ask the same question to a Christian. But regarding the peoples of India the law of exogamy is a positive injunction even today. I need hardly remind you of the complexity of the subject I intend to handle. Put the same question to a Muslim. Is there any other religion in which only persons born in a particular caste Brahmin are entitled to become priests?
Our view is that why not introduce a new bahishkrlt in the penal code to punish and reform such kind of wicked people? But the problem is to provide him with a wife from within the Caste. The punishment for a particular crime is not same for all varnas. Varna system in India is their cultural heritage.
Is it possible to imagine how many Ambedkars we bahishkrrit have lost by now owing to the restrictive varna-vyavastha? But, given human nature as it is, this solution can hardly be expected to be realized. Haralambos, Sociology Themes and Perspectives Delhi: However, I do not think that this a proper use of the term “Hindu”. Nevertheless, there seems to be a gap between the progressive Hindu law and the conservative social practices of the Hindus.
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