Raja Dhale

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Raja Dhale

Raja Dhale (30 September 1940 – 16 July 2019) was an Indian writer, poet, Ambedkarite thinker, social activist, and political activist. He was one of the founding members of the Dalit Panther.[1] He was a member of the Republican Party of India and led the Raja Dhale faction, after it split.[2][3]

Dhale was a candidate in the 1999 parliament election for the Mumbai North Central constituency and 2004 parliament elections from Mumbai North East constituency, again on Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangha ticket.[4]

Dhale was born in Maharashtra. He died at a Mumbai hospital after falling at his home on 16 July 2019 at the age of 78.[5]

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  1. Rao, Anupama (2009-10-13). The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India. University of California Press. p. 118. ISBN 9780520257610.
  2. RPI leader Ambedkar unseated Indian Express, 8 January 1998
  3. Ambedkar firm on Nanded meet, split in RPI imminent Indian Express, 28 October 1998.
  4. IBN Politics CNN-IBN.
  5. "Raja Dhale, co-founder of Dalit Panther, dies aged 78". The Hindu. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.