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‘Mahapran Karamveer Periyar Lalyee Singh Ka Jeevan Sangrash’ (Great Soul and Devoted Worker Periyar Lalyee Singh’s Life Struggle)

Booklet: ‘Mahapran Karamveer Periyar Lalyee Singh Ka Jeevan Sangrash’ (Great Soul and Devoted Worker Periyar Lalyee Singh’s Life Struggle)
Author: J.N. Aditya
Publication: Priyar Lalyee Singh Chartitablr Trust, Kanpur
Edition: 1st 1993
Price: Rs. 20/-
Pages: 78

Lalyee Singh was born on September 1, 1911 at village Kathra in Kanpur district in a family of farmers committed to the Arya Samaj. After the middle education, he joined the forest department, which he left for the police department. His sympathy with the Congress kept him under British surveillance. While posted at Gwalior, he protested against low payment to the police personnel. He was imprisoned, and released in 1947, and retired in 1950. He undertook study of religious texts. Sudras, to him, were the products of conspiracy of upper castes. He met Periyar, and under Ambedkar’s influence embraced Buddhism. After Periya’s death, he suffixed this word to his name to popularize its message. He set up a printing press for publication of booklets and published the controversial Ramayana by Peiyar. Reprimanding Buddhists for retention of caste values, Ambedkarities for dependence on reservation and scholarship, backward castes for their apathy to education, he worked assiduously for Buddhism and Dalits. He died on February 7, 1993 leaving behind a trust and a library.

 

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