Harijan is a cast in Indian culture which is used for Dalits. Harijan means ‘Child of God’. Gandhiji used this new term for Dalits instead of calling people ‘untouchable’, which was a disrespect of Dalits. Gandhiji popularized this new term Harijan for Dalits to give them respects.
Harijan was also a weekly newspaper brought out by Mahatma Gandhi from Yerwada Jail during British rule in India.
Gandhi used newspapers as ways to disseminate his teachings, to comment on ethical, political, and social issues. He also addressed questions posed to him from followers, opponents, and seekers. The last of Gandhi’s three newspapers was Harijan, which he founded in 1933 after failing to achieve nationalist goals through civil protest.
Inspirational Quotes of Mahatma Gandhi from Harijan
Education should be so revolutionized as to answer the wants of the poorest villager, instead of answering those of an imperial exploiter.
– Gandhiji, Harijan, 21/8/1937
Literacy in itself is no education.
– Gandhiji, Harijan, 31/7/1937
Literacy is not the end of education nor even the beginning.
– Gandhiji, Harijan, 91/7/1937
By spiritual training I mean education of the heart.
– Gandhiji, Harijan, 8/5/1937
These are the all of quotes published in Harijan.