This article suggests how the Gandhi–Ambedkar–Narayanaguru–Marx visions can be synthesised in support of the movement for the liberation and empowerment of India’s dalits. It brings out the beginnings and evolution of Gandhji’s sensitivity and opposition to ‘untouchability’.

What the manifestos and common minimum programmes of political parties and governments in the past held for Dalits.

IN the last two decades, major political parties and coalitions in power have expressed sympathy for the Scheduled Castes (S.Cs), the Scheduled Tribes (S.Ts) and the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs) /Other Backward Classes (OBCs)/Backward Classes (B.Cs) in their