Now dalit leaders has been raising this point that gandhi was the person who branded dalit as harizon then others are son of devil.since i am in very tender age to reply these critics as a gandhian ,its my moral responsibility to clear these misconception will any body assit me what will be the appropriate things to respond these
Hi BB nice to see your words.
It is my belief that the word Harijan (children of God) was for Gandhi a realization of his VERY inner feelings and devotion and love for the people whom he loved so much. I know that Ahmbedkar did not believe this, however I FEEL that Gandhi,s words were coming from his heartfelt agony at seeing the terrible situation of his fellow Indians, the Dalits.
When he had the need to go to Delhi on Congress matters he sometimes would stay at the residence of G D Birla where he had a room emptied of all furniture and he slept on a Cot on the floor. On some visits we would stay with the people he loved so much in the Bhangi Colonies.
please see my response to Arundhati Roy in the form of an open letter: