Categories Anthropology II

II. 7.1.1 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes

The term ‘scheduled caste’ was coined by the Simon commission (1927). the expressions, ‘depressed class,’ ‘exterior caste’ and ‘untouchables’ were commonly used for the scheduled castes during the colonial period. Ganhiji called them ‘harijans’ the better known scheduled castes include chamar and Bhangi, (UP, BIHAR, PUNJAB), adi Karnataka, madiga. harijan (Karnataka) mala and madiga (Andhra), […]

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