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Booklet : Atmabodha
(Self Enlightened)
Authors : Collection of Poems
Publisher : Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Academy, Ujjain, M.P.
First Edition : 1995
Price : Rs. 15/- only
No. of Pages : 41

A collection of thirty-nine poems, the booklets deals with diverse modes of dalit exploitation and also an attempt to inspire them for being enlightened through educational achievements. The basic reason behind dalits deplorable status is their passive acceptance that they were inferior and out castes. Consequently, they built temples but remained deprived of religious identity. They continued to be slaves for all their life and they had to sell even their sisters and daughters for their survival. On the other hand, if their children even touch any thing belonging to upper castes, their whole locality was reduced to ashes. Dalit have to rise by advices of Ambedkar, a person who was greater than all the prophets and saints of the world. He was like Shiva in Indian mythology who consumed all the poison for welfare of dalits. The onus of transformation of India on the line dreamt by Ambedkar, dalits have to develop a natural basic for education. Education is key to their social salvation as they will, then, be armed with logical weapons to make frontal attack on Manusmriti, the source of all evil that dalits face in India.


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