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To rule, OBCs need to free themselves from Brahmanism

As the largest community, the backward castes should have been ruling the country. Instead, they have reduced to slaves of the brahmanical order, says R.G. Kureel

Thinkers like Jotirao Phule (Mali), Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj (Kurmi), Periyar E.V.R. Naicker (Balija Naidu), Periyar Lalai Singh Yadav (Yadav), Ramswaroop Verma (Kurmi), Jagdeo Prasad (Kushwaha) and many others did their utmost to free the backward castes from the slavery of the brahmanical system. But it would not be an exaggeration to say that the backward castes did not follow in the footsteps of their mentors and emancipators. In 1984, Kanshi Ram founded the Bahujan Samaj Party. He built a movement inspired by these great personalities and made a determined effort to wrest power from the brahmanical forces and hand it over to the Dalitbahujans. But the backward castes never recognized him as their leader. Instead, the leaders of the backward castes continued to carry the palanquin of Brahmanism. They could neither make it to the pinnacle of State power nor free the Backwards from the slavery of Brahmanism.

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About The Author

R.G. Kureel

R. G. Kureel is a social activist, author and poet. He is a retired Indian Postal Service officer. His published works include ‘Bhagidari: Kyu aur Kaise’, ‘Zindagi ki Silvaten’ (autobiography), ‘Bahujan Dohawali’ (anthology of poetry) and ‘Bahujan Hunkar’ (anthology of poetry). Kureel edits the monthly magazine ‘Bahujan Savera’.

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