Shankar Ramchandra Kharat

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Shankar Ramchandra Kharat (11 July 1921 – 9 April 2001) was a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India.[1]

He was born in Atpadi, secondary capital of the former princely state of Aundh, now in Sangli district, he had converted to Buddhism in his adulthood.[2]

He was worked with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for many years.

For some years, Kharat served as the vice-chancellor of Marathwada University.[3] and member of council of Maharashtra State.

In his writings, he mainly wrote about the life experiences of people from Dalit community.[4][5]

Andharatun prakashakade, a human inspiring chapter in Marathi language study as a curriculum in Maharashtra state board (SSC) exam in the year 1994.


  1. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Nation
  2. ^ Eleanor Zelliot, Maxine Berntsen, The Experience of Hinduism: Essays on Religion in Maharashtra (1988), p. 347.
  3. ^ Dalit Autobiographical Narratives
  4. ^ Debjani Ganguly, Caste, Colonialism and Counter-modernity (2005), p. 179.
  5. ^ 558 Anupama Rao, Representing Dalit selfhood
  • Nalini Natarajan, Emmanuel Sampath Nelson, Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India (1996), p. 368