Disparaging and Offensive. (in India) a member of a group formerly known as the untouchables: Harijan is a term used by Mohandas K. Gandhi but now considered condescending.
- Sometimes harijan .
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British Dictionary definitions for Harijan
a member of certain classes in India, formerly considered inferior and untouchable: See scheduled castes
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