Jai Bhim

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Jai Bhim (also Jay Bhim or Jai Bheem) is a greeting used by followers of Ambedkarism. Jai Bhim literally means "Victory to Bhim" referring to B. R. Ambedkar, an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.[1] However, its origin is obscure and may date as far back as 1818, well before Ambedkar's birth.[2]

Jai Bhim is also used as a slogan by some political parties like the BSP.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Christophe Jaffrelot (2005). Dr Ambedkar and untouchability: analysing and fighting caste. pp. 154–155. ISBN 978-1-85065-449-0.
  2. ^ Tripathi, Ashish (18 April 2016). "Chronologically 'Jai Bhim' is older than 'Jai Hind': Experts". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. ^ Singh, Mahendra (31 December 2016). "Eye on Dlits, PM Modi launches Bhim pay app". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. ^ G, Sampath (14 October 2016). "When Jai Bhim meets Lal Salaam". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  5. ^ Tripathi, Ashish (18 April 2016). "Chronologically 'Jai Bhim' is older than 'Jai Hind': Experts". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 July 2017.