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Few rare pictures of Jogendranath Mandal

Attending the first Labour Conference in Karachi in February,1949.


Members of the working committee, Scheduled Caste Federation, on 2oth Nov, 1946 in Bombay. Dr Ambedkar and Jogendranath are present.


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29th January in Dalit History – Birth anniversary of Jogendranath Mandal

Today is birth anniversary of Mahapran Jogendernath Mandal (1904-1968) a man today largely forgotten except living in the imagination of Bahujan community was a learned person from Bengal. As the leader of Schedule Caste Federation in Bengal forged an alliance with Muslim League and mobilised numbers to get Babasaheb elected to constituent assembly from Bengal. Similar to Babasaheb, he too went on to become the first Minister of Law and Labour of independent Pakistan. Later, he too resigned due to the differences and discomfort arouse on multiple issues. According to him, ‘On battlefield, sword is powerful, on battleground of Philosophy, Pen is Mighty. In democracy, rights of every creature if safeguarded as it is based on liberty, equality, fraternity and justice’. Let’s strive to carry on his dream of creating a social and economic equality in India and establish a Bahujan rule in India.


Jogendra Nath Mandal was the leader of Scheduled Caste communities in Bengal, born in an untouchable Namasudra family. He was the son of Ramdayal Mandal and Sandhyadebi. He passed his B.A examination in 1932 from B.M College located in Barisal then he joined Calcutta Law College and passed the Law examination in 1934. He was the member of Bengal Legislative Assembly 1937 from the Bakarganj North-East General Rural Constituency.

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