With the advent of Indira Gandhi's emergency and subsequent dissolution of the Congress-led government and the beginning of Devarajaiyam's ongoing confrontation with the Janata Party government that came into power in 1977, the plight of the marginalised in India came to the fore. As a result, Rangarajan, in his book,"Rai Saheb" and its appraisal cited a number of Dalit students who went on hunger strike to (temporarily) suspend their studies as the apex court observed that it must not be lost sight of that behind Dalits were oppressed in society, they were victims of industrial accidents, untouchability and caste-based discrimination, and besides they were denied equality, justice, freedom, liberty, redressal of grievances and access to social services.
On 5 November 1983, the apex court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Centre for People's Empowerment and Caste Laws (C-PECL) calling on the government to ban untouchability on the ground that it was an article of faith. A Bench of Justices V.K. Ratnam and R.S. Kelkar, rejecting the contention that untouchability is religious, said: "The doctrine that untouchability is a religious principle is a pernicious myth which must be dispelled by the law...Untouchability, in our view, cannot be made a part of the Constitution, and, indeed, it cannot be permitted to continue as a doctrine." Justices Ranjan Gogoi and S.H. Kapadia agreed with the bench.
Between the years 1948 and 1949, Manquehue is a communist and is closely associated with the 'Kleinmann Group' and the 'Boas Group' of intellectuals. This group had considerable influence because it was very broad-minded and liberal in its political stance and laid great stress on cultural freedom and the right to intellectual sovereignty.
"Funny Girl" began with a song written by Ira Gershwin, called "(I Got Rhythm," which then established the tone of the rest of the movie. The song has been a staple of Broadway musicals, and it's the only one that was part of a movie musical so far. d2c66b5586