Volume : IX, Issue : VIII, August - 2019

Ad Dharm and Bhai Mangu Ram Pradhan‘s

Manisha Choudhary

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This research paper is an attempt to study the situation of lower castes in colonial Punjab through a religious and political movement called Ad Dharm and Mangu Ram‘s book Acclaim of Ad Dharm. To understand this, it will be necessary first to critically discuss the persona of Bhai Mangu Ram Pradhan as is reflected through his book and the reformatory movement. Second, there is need to iefly analyse the Ad Dharm movement and its ideology. The paper also attempts to study how different was the colonial society from society after independence in Punjab and to what extent is education successful in liberating the ex–untouchables. To understand these changes, this research draws upon the Mark Juergensmeyer’s case study of three villages and his book Religious Rebels in the Punjab. In doing so, the paper suggests that reformatory movements like Ad dharm and motivational literary works like Acclaim of Ad dharm had made low caste citizens of Punjab conscious of their rights and had helped them to improve their economic status, but this did not ensure complete liberation which can be provided only by a casteless society.

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AD DHARM AND BHAI MANGU RAM PRADHAN'S "ACCLAIM OF AD DHARM", A FOUNDATION OF DALIT CONSCIOUSNESS IN PUNJAB , Manisha Choudhary INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-8 | August-2019


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