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Topic - Dalits

Dalit, meaning "oppressed" in Sanskrit and "broken/scattered" in Hindi/Urdu, is a "defiant" self-chosen political name for the members of lower-castes in India. The term is mostly used for the ones that have been subjected to untouchability. Though the name Dalit has been in existence before, it was popularized by the economist and reformer B. R. Ambedkar (1891–1956) in the twentieth century. Dalits were excluded from the four-fold Varna system and formed the unmentioned fifth varna; they were also called Panchama. - Source: Wikipedia

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