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2470 Thu 14 Dec 2017 LESSON Please Visit : http://sravajan.ambedkar.org for Clear Format of The Concerned Dist. Assembly, Part lists may be shared with the concerned,Dist. Assembly and Booth Level Office Bearers to talk to the voters for the success of BSP Elephant. Ms Mayawati raised the question of the fraud EVMs followed by Karnataka BSP Co-ordinator Marasandra Muniappa who demanded to use Ballot Papers in 2018 Assembly Elections. All the probable candidates must also record with the EC to use Ballot paper, since the EC is determined to use EVMs. There must be a demand to share the software and its source code used for the EVMs. The candidates must register when the scrutiny takes place. Please send the profile of the probable candidates for 2018 Assembly Elections to be published in the strong website of our movement, to send more than 2000 emails, Faebook, WhatsApp and twitter. https://drambedkarbooks.com/2011/12/30/the-battle-of-bhima-koregaon/ Inline image 1 1st January,1818: The Battle of Bhima Koregaon
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2470 Thu 14 Dec 2017 LESSON

Please
Visit :  http://sravajan.ambedkar.org  for  Clear Format of  The 
Concerned Dist. Assembly, Part lists may be shared with the
concerned,Dist. Assembly and Booth Level Office Bearers to talk to the
voters for the success of BSP Elephant.  Ms Mayawati raised the question
of the fraud EVMs followed by Karnataka BSP Co-ordinator Marasandra
Muniappa who demanded to use Ballot Papers in 2018 Assembly Elections.
All the probable candidates must also record with the EC to use Ballot
paper, since the EC is determined to use EVMs. There must be a demand to
share the software and its source code  used for the EVMs. The
candidates must register when the scrutiny takes place.  Please send the
profile of the probable candidates for 2018 Assembly Elections to be
published in the strong website of our movement, to send more than 2000
emails, Faebook, WhatsApp and twitter.

https://drambedkarbooks.com/2011/12/30/the-battle-of-bhima-koregaon/
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1st January,1818: The Battle of Bhima Koregaon



If
we wish to be free, we must fight. Shall we gather strength by
irresolution and inaction? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be
purchased at the price of chains and slavery? I know not what course
others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death. — Patrick Henry (March, 1775)



History of India is nothing but the
struggle between untouchables and so called upper castes. However the
Indian historians have always misled us by not showing the true face of
Indian History.



The glorious victory of few hundred
untouchable soldiers over numerically superior Peshwas army in the
battle of Koregaon, fought on 1st January, 1818, is one such chapter in
Indian history whose significance has been carefully hidden.



Watch – Documentary on Bhima Koregaon

https://drambedkarbooks.com/2015/01/08/documentary-on-bhima-koregaon-must-watch/


https://drambedkarbooks.com/…/documentary-on-bhima-koregao…/
Documentary on Bhima Koregaon – Must Watch


Must
read also the full story of Bhima Koregaon battle and about the
upcoming movie 500 – The Battle of Bhima Koregaon Please
like/share/tweet/email it to your friends! Thank you.
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Upcoming movie: 500 The Battle of Koregaon

From the director of movie Shudra – The Rising, another movie is going
to come into picture, named 500 – The Battle of Koregaon.

You can check out the trailer of the movie from this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS1QDz0H6X8

It is a story of glorious victory of few hundred untouchable soldiers
over numerically superior Peshwas army in the battle of Koregaon, fought
on 1st January, 1818. I had written on it almost a year back, you can
read about it at 1st January, 1818 – The Battle of Bhima Koregaon.

You can also check out the official page of the upcoming movie at http://sanjivjaiswal.com.tracs.in/?page_id=166

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1st January,1818: The Battle of Bhima Koregaon


From
the director of movie Shudra – The Rising, another movie is going to
come into picture, named 500 – The Battle of Koregaon. You can check out
the trailer of the movie from this lin…
drambedkarbooks.com



On that day, when many were busy
celebrating the new year, a small force of 500 mahar (an untouchable
caste in Maharashtra) soldiers in the British army were preparing for a
war against the most brutal Indian state of that times – Brahmin Peshwa
rulers of Pune, Maharashtra.



In the history books, this battle is
considered an important one and is known as second Anglo-Maratha war
that resulted in the total destruction of Peshwa kingdom and sealed the
victory of British Empire in India. However, there is a different
historical dimension to this war that all of us need to be aware of.



Bhima Koregaon Pillar: Honouring the Bravery of Untouchable Soldiers



 This war was also between the Indian
untouchables (who were condemned to live a life so miserable that you
might not find any parallels in the world history) and Brahminism
(manifested through brahmin rulers from Pune).



 For mahar soldiers, this was not just
another battle but it was their   battle for self-respect, dignity and
against the supremacy of Manusmriti.
And these soldiers, just 500 of them, defeated the Peshwa army of over
30,000 in just one day. Their victory against a mighty force is perhaps
unparallel in Indian history.



 Maharashtrian society under brahmin’s
rule followed worst form of social discrimination based on caste wherein
the lower strata of society such as untouchables were confined to the
stringent Brahmanical laws and subsequently their mobility and
development were impaired.



Read also – Upcoming movie: 500 The Battle of Koregaon



The untouchables had to carry a broom
stick attached to their backs so that when they enter into city, their
footprints would not pollute the path. They were forced to put a pot
around their neck to carry their spit in the pot. They were not allowed
to hold any arms and education was completely barred. Untouchables were
killed if they did not follow these restrictions. Bhima-Koregaon battle
was the answer of the untouchables to the brahmin ruling class of the
country.





The Battle



This battle took place on January 1st,
1818, near the banks of Bhima River in Koregaon (north-west of Pune)
between few hundred mahar soldiers from the British regiment of a Bombay
Native Light Infantry and the Peshwa army that constituted 20,000
horsemen and 8,000 infantry soldiers. After marching down for more than
27 miles, from Shirur to Bhima Koregaon without food and water, the
untouchable warriors fought the Peshwas army for next 12 hours and by
the end of the day defeated them completely.



This battle is significant for many
reasons. First, British army fought this battle with a minuscule army
expecting the worst. Secondly, the battle of Koregaon was one of the
most important events which helped British to tear down the Peshwa
Empire and subsequently the Peshwa had to abdicate. Thirdly and most
importantly, it was an attempt by the untouchables of Maharashtra to
break the shackles of the age-old caste order.




Dr Ambedkar with Mahar Regiment on his birthday, 1950



The Memory



The men of the Bombay Native Infantry,
who fought in this battle, were honored for their bravery. The official
report to the British Residents at Poona recalls the “heroic valour and
enduring fortitude” of the soldiers, the “disciplined intrepidity” and
“devoted courage and admirable consistency” of their actions.



Watch Trailer – Upcoming movie – 500 : A Battle of Koregaon



Much praise was showered on the
untouchable soldiers, who endured the rigours of difficult marches when
rations were low and diseases were high among men and animals. Whether
they were charging ahead or were besieged or taken prisoner-of-war,
whether they were storming fortresses or making tactical withdrawals,
they always stood steadfast by their officers and comrades, never
letting down the honour of their Regiments.”




A stamp issued by Indian Government in 1981



 The saga of the bravery of mahar
soldiers was commemorated by the British in 1851, when they erected a
Pillar (Vijay Stambh) at Koregaon inscribing the names of 22 mahar
soldiers who were martyred in this battle. The pillar still stands today
reminding all of us about the bravery of our forefathers and as an
inspiration for our struggle against caste-system.



 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
also used to visit Koregaon every year on 1st January to pay homage to
the untouchable soldiers and to exhort Dalits to show similar courage
and determination to end brahminism from the entire country. On 1st
January, 1927, he organised a big convention in Koregaon and brought the
memories of bravery of the untouchable soldiers in public knowledge.



 On this and every New Year eve, rather
than indulging ourselves in mindless revelry let all of us pay rich
tributes to our heroic forefathers who, through their bravery and
courage, tore down the powerful Peshwai and brought freedom for
untouchables from the fanatic brahmin rulers who ruled the land
according to the diktat from Manusmriti. It is also a powerful occasion
for all of us to become little more aware towards our rich history.


http://www.thehindu.com/…/When-Mahars-f…/article16989587.ece


Salute SC/ST brothers who demolished the Brahmin rule from Pune now
time has come to demolished the RSS (Rakshasa Swayam Sevaks)another Son
of Peshawar who are just 1% intolerant, militant, cunning,crooked,
shooting,lynching, number one terrorists of the world, lunatic, mentally
retarded chitpavan brahmin psychopaths who remotely control Both the
BJP (Brashtachar Jiyadha Psychopaths) and the congress who are now
trying to appropriate Bhima Koregaon just to fool the SC/STs of the
sargvajan Samaj who are quiet aware of the game plan ofthe chitpavan
brahmins.

It was a battle of human rights where SC/STs were
treated like an insect in free, independent India by the Brahmin or any
upper caste Hindu-not India vs British

On New Year’s day, the community celebrates the battle of Koregaon that led to the end of Maratha empire


On January 1, 1818, some 500 soldiers of the ‘untouchable’ Mahar
community fought a great battle at Bhima-Koregaon village alongside the
British against the superior forces of Peshwa Bajirao II. This battle in
the third Anglo-Maratha War effectively ended Brahmin ‘Peshwai’
domination and signalled the end of the Maratha empire. Many SC/ST
activists see the battle, in which their community members fought under
the Union Jack, as the turning point in their struggle against
oppression.

On January 1, while many in Pune danced to usher in
the New Year, thousands of others from a different social class
converged at a memorial at Bhima-Koregaon, 30 km away.

The
celebrations around the Koregaon ‘Ranstambh’ (victory pillar), organized
by the Bhima-Koregaon Ranstambh Seva Sangh (BKRSS), keep the memory of
the relatively obscure war alive.

“In the beginning, there were a
few thousand visitors. This year, we had more than eight lakh,” notes
Sarjerao Waghmare, BKRSS president.

There was massive participation of backward community members from Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat too.


Several retired officers of the Mahar Regiment come to pay homage, says
Mr. Waghmare. In the battle, the British were outnumbered: they had 12
officers and 834 troops, of whom the 500 infantrymen were predominantly
Mahars.

Satchitananda Kadlak, vice-president, BKRSS, proudly traces the regiment’s night march from Shirur.


“Relations between the Peshwas, who were Brahmins, and the Mahars were
strained after Bajirao I died in 1740, and touched the nadir during the
reign of Bajirao II, who insulted the Mahar community and rejected their
offer to serve in his army,” he says.

Crucial moment

This
pushed them to the British side and they fought with extreme courage.
When the regiment crossed the shallow Bhima river and pursued the
Peshwa’s army, those troops fled.

The English showered praise on the fortitude of the Mahar infantrymen.


“The Mahars were in the mainstream Maratha army since the time of
Shivaji’s legendary conquests. People forget that it was a Mahar who
collected the mortal remains of King Sambhaji after he was tortured to
death on Aurangazeb’s orders. They fought alongside the Peshwa’s forces
in crucial battles, including the third battle of Panipat and at Kharda.
But history is often recorded from a Brahmin- ical perspective, which
tends to obfuscate facts,” contends Mr. Kadlak.

Mahars served the Peshwas prior to Koregaon. However, Bajirao II’s insults alienated them.

Of the 49 soldiers immortalised on the Koregaon pillar, 22 are believed to be Mahars.


On New Year’s day, the community celebrates the battle of Koregaon that led to the end of Maratha empire
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