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Hamara Samaj Natak

Booklet: Hamara Samaj Natak
Author: Ratnakar Bandhu Trisharan
Publication: Samaj Sudhar Samiti, U.P.
Edition: 1st – 1984 & 2nd – 1999
Price: Rs.12.00
Pages: 60

In the play an organization named Ambedkar Sudhar Sangha is set up by some known Dalit social workers on the initiative of Gyan Prakash Gautam. Ten office bearers are appointed to carry on its affairs. It is decided to collect money to carry on its affairs. In the process its members visited Dalit people from all walks of life. This journey unfolds the covert attitude of these people. While some are cooperative, others reject their efforts as a mere hoax. It is observed that the well to do Dalit community had forgotten the ideals of Ambedkar. The writer blames such people for the deteriorating condition of their community. In order to pursue their narrow interest they don’t mind aligning with the Brahmins. It has been observed that members of various social organizations are more interested in politics then in social service. But Gyan Prakash inspired by Ambedkar, converts to Buddhism on his birth anniversary, along with many other like minded people. The writer highlights the need to look into one’s own drawbacks before raising a finger at others.


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