Namdeo Dhasal Punyatithi: January 15, 2024 marks the death anniversary of Namdeo Dhasal, a Marathi poet, writer, and activist who is considered one of the most important figures in Dalit literature. Dhasal was born in 1949 in the village of ‘Pur-Kanerasar’ near Pune, Maharashtra. He came from a poor Dalit family and faced discrimination from a young age.
Dhasal’s poetry was a powerful expression of the anger and frustration of Dalits in India. He used his words to challenge the caste system and to demand justice for Dalits. His poetry was also a celebration of Dalit culture and identity.
Dhasal’s work was influential in the Dalit movement in India. He helped to raise awareness of Dalit issues and to inspire a new generation of Dalit leaders. His poetry is still read and admired by Dalits all over the world.
Dhasal’s death anniversary is a day to remember his legacy and to continue the struggle for Dalit rights.