M. C. Rajah

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1883 – 1943

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Who was M. C. Rajah?

Rao Bahadur Mylai Chinna Thambi Pillai Rajah was a Dalit politician, social and political activist from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Rajah was born in a poor Dalit family of Madras. He entered politics after graduation and was the leader of Dalits in the Justice party. However, he quit the party in 1923 over the party's treatment of Dalits and allied with B. R. Ambedkar before separating. Rajah died in 1943. In his heyday, Rajah was considered to be a person equal in stature to Ambedkar. Rajah along with Ambedkar and Rettamalai Srinivasan represented the Dalits at the Second Round Table Conference in London.

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Born
Jun 17, 1883
St. Thomas Mount
Profession
Education
  • Madras Christian College
Died
Aug 20, 1943
St. Thomas Mount

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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