Prelims 2020

Q. The Vital-Vidhvansak, the first monthly journal to have the untouchable people as its target audience was published by

a) Gopal Baba Walangkar
b) Jyotiba Phule
c) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
d) Bhimrao Ranji Ambedkar
Correct Answer : a) Gopal Baba Walangkar

Question from UPSC Prelims 2020 GS Paper

Explanation:

Vital-Vidhvansak: Gopal Baba Walangkar

The Vital-Vidhvansak, the first monthly journal specifically aimed at the untouchable people, was published by Gopal Baba Walangkar. This publication was a significant step towards addressing the issues and concerns of the untouchable community in India, providing them with a platform to voice their struggles and aspirations during a time when social stratifications were deeply entrenched in Indian society.

Gopal Baba Walangkar is remembered for his efforts in advocating for the rights of the marginalized and for his role in the early movements against caste discrimination.

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