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Who could Enter Temples?

Dr B.R. Ambedkar


Dr B.R. Ambedkar


Ambedkar was born into a Mahar family. From a very early age he experienced caste discrimination. In school he was forced to sit outside the classroom on the ground, and was not allowed to drink water from taps that upper-caste children used.

  • Ambedkar finished his schooling and went to the US for higher studies.

  • He returned to India in 1919.

  • He wrote widely on the power the "upper"-caste had in the society.

  • In 1927, Ambedkar started a temple entry movement, in which Mahar caste followers participated.

  • The Mahar Caste people who were called Dalits used water from the temple tank. This outraged the upper caste people.

  • Ambedkar led three such movements for temple entry between 1927 and 1935.

  • His aim was to make everyone see the power of caste prejudices within society

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