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Emancipation of Untouchability and Vithalram Shinde (1872-1944 )

Title:Emancipation of Untouchability and Vithalram Shinde (1872-1944 )
Author:B. Leela
Publication:Itiasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy, Bangalore
Enumeration:Vol 17, 2002
Abstract:Born in Jamakhandi (now in Karnataka) Vithalram Shinde established Depressed Class Mission Society in 1906 with the help of members of Prarthana Samaj, Bombay and Justice Chandavarkar. The main purpose behind this organization was to provide education, job, health and social awareness to the depressed classes. Training in professional courses was given such as tailoring, carpentry; basket weaving etc. Many branches were opened up all over India which ran 25 schools with1018 students providing lodging and boarding. In Karnataka all important cities had branches which ran day as well as night schools for labour classes and others and were almost successful in bringing awareness among people against drinking. The article provides insight into the activities of Shinde and his organization in greater detail.

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