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1st January – Remembering Heroes of Battle Bhima Koregaon


1st January – Remembering Heroes of Battle Bhima Koregaon

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Check also –  1st January,1818: The Battle of Bhima Koregaon

Watch Trailer – Upcoming movie – 500 : A Battle of Koregaon

Read also – Upcoming movie: 500 The Battle of Koregaon

Upcoming Movie –500 – The Battle of Bhima Koregaon

Read also – 1st January 1818 – The day we defeated Brahmins

Check also – Rare photo of Dr. Ambedkar at Bhima Koregaon

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Rare Photo of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at Bhima Koregaon


Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar used to visit Bhima Koregaon every year on 1st January to pay homage to the untouchable soldiers and to exhort Dalits to show similar courage and determination to end brahminism from the entire country.

Please visit Bhima Koregaon Vijay Stambh, Pune to pay homage to brave Dalit soldiers.

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“Who were these people who joined the army of the East India Company and helped the British to conquer India? …the people who joined the Army of the East India Company were the Untouchables of India. The men who fought with Clive in the battle of Plassey were the Dusads, and the Dusads are Untouchables. The men who fought in the battle of Koregaon were the Mahars, and the Mahars are Untouchables. Thus, in the first battle and the last battle (1757-1818) it was the Untouchables who fought on the side of the British and helped them conquer India. The truth of this was admitted by the Marquess of Tweeddale in his note to the Peel Commission which was appointed in 1859 to report on the reorganisation of the Indian Army.” – Dr.B.R.Ambedkar

Check also –  1st January,1818: The Battle of Bhima Koregaon

Watch Trailer – Upcoming movie – 500 : A Battle of Koregaon

Read also – Upcoming movie: 500 The Battle of Koregaon

Upcoming Movie –500 – The Battle of Bhima Koregaon

Read also – 1st January 1818 – The day we defeated Brahmins

Check also – 1st January – Remembering Heroes of Battle Bhima Koregaon

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1st January,1818: The Battle of Bhima Koregaon


If we wish to be free, we must fight. Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death. — Patrick Henry (March, 1775)

History of India is nothing but the struggle between untouchables and so called upper castes. However the Indian historians have always misled us by not showing the true face of Indian History.

The glorious victory of few hundred untouchable soldiers over numerically superior Peshwas army in the battle of Koregaon, fought on 1st January, 1818, is one such chapter in Indian history whose significance has been carefully hidden.

Watch – Documentary on Bhima Koregaon

On that day, when many were busy celebrating the new year, a small force of 500 mahar (an untouchable caste in Maharashtra) soldiers in the British army were preparing for a war against the most brutal Indian state of that times – Brahmin Peshwa rulers of Pune, Maharashtra.

In the history books, this battle is considered an important one and is known as second Anglo-Maratha war that resulted in the total destruction of Peshwa kingdom and sealed the victory of British Empire in India. However, there is a different historical dimension to this war that all of us need to be aware of.

Bhima Koregaon Pillar: Honouring the Bravery of Untouchable Soldiers

 This war was also between the Indian untouchables (who were condemned to live a life so miserable that you might not find any parallels in the world history) and Brahminism (manifested through brahmin rulers from Pune).

 For mahar soldiers, this was not just another battle but it was their   battle for self-respect, dignity and against the supremacy of Manusmriti. And these soldiers, just 500 of them, defeated the Peshwa army of over 30,000 in just one day. Their victory against a mighty force is perhaps unparallel in Indian history.

 Maharashtrian society under brahmin’s rule followed worst form of social discrimination based on caste wherein the lower strata of society such as untouchables were confined to the stringent Brahmanical laws and subsequently their mobility and development were impaired.

Read also – Upcoming movie: 500 The Battle of Koregaon

The untouchables had to carry a broom stick attached to their backs so that when they enter into city, their footprints would not pollute the path. They were forced to put a pot around their neck to carry their spit in the pot. They were not allowed to hold any arms and education was completely barred. Untouchables were killed if they did not follow these restrictions. Bhima-Koregaon battle was the answer of the untouchables to the brahmin ruling class of the country.

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