Pramod Ranjan (born 22 February 1980) is a critic and journalist known for his commitment to the concept of social justice. He has written extensively on development of social democracy in the media, the concept of Bahujan literature and the creation of Bahujan culture. He was associated with Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala, Prabhat Khabhar and many other Hindi newspapers. He has been the editor of several journals, including Bhartendu Shikhar, Gram Parivesh (Shimla), Janvikalp(Patna) and FORWARD Press (New Delhi). His booklets on current affairs have been well received, such as Media Mein Hissedari and Baadh: Ek Ankahi Kahani. He has edited three books: Hindi Sahityetihas Ka Bahujan Paksha, available only in Hindi, and Bahujan Sahitya Kee Prastavna and Mahishasur: Ek Jannayak, which are available also in English with the titles The Case for Bahujan Literature andMahishasur: A People’s Hero. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The significance of the Mahishasur movement lies in the fact that it seeks to strike at the life force of the brahmanical religion. Basically, there are two claimants of this movement – one is the biggest section within the Hindu religion, which is known as the OBC, and the other is the tribal community, which is out of the pale of the Hindu religion.
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