Harijan

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Harijan a member of a hereditary Hindu group of the lowest social and ritual status, an Untouchable. The word comes from Sanskrit harijana, literally ‘a person dedicated to Vishnu’, from Hari ‘Vishnu’ + jana ‘person’. The term was adopted and popularized by Mahatma Gandhi.

Harijans

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Harijans (‘Children of God’): see UNTOUCHABLES.