Raja Dhale

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Raja Dhale
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Political activist, social reformer and original Dalit Panther member Raja Dhale
Personal details
Born30 September 1940
Political partyRPI, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh
Spouse(s)Deeksha Dhale
ChildrenGatha Dhale
ResidenceKannamwar Nagar 1, Vikhroli(E)

Raja Dhale (born 1940) is an Indian writer and activist, who was one the original members of the Dalit Panther, started in April 1972, alongside Namdeo Dhasal and Arun Krushnaji Kamble.[1] He belongs to Republican Party of India and leads the Raja Dhale faction, after it split.[2][3]


Raja Dhale fought the 1999 parliament election from the Mumbai North Central constituency on Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangha party ticket, and 2004 parliament elections from Mumbai North East constituency, again on Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangha ticket.[4]

Notable Work[edit]

1. Dalit Pantherchi Sansthapana: Vastusthiti Ani Viparyas 2. Arun Kolhatkarchi Gacchi: Ek Nirupan


  1. ^ Rajawat, Mamta (2004). Encyclopaedia of Dalits in India. Anmol Publications. p. 326. ISBN 81-261-2084-3.
  2. ^ RPI leader Ambedkar unseated Indian Express, 8 January 1998 .
  3. ^ Ambedkar firm on Nanded meet, split in RPI imminent Indian Express, 28 October 1998.
  4. ^ IBN Politics CNN-IBN.