• The concept of Social Justice first surfaced in Western thought and political language in the wake of the industrial revolution and the parallel development of the socialist doctrine.
  • It emerged as an expression of protest against what was perceived as the capitalist exploitation of labour and as a focal point for the development of measures to improve the human condition.
  • It was born as a revolutionary slogan embodying the ideals of progress and fraternity.
  • Following the revolutions that shook Europe in the mid-1800s, social justice became a rallying cry for progressive thinkers and political activists…. By the mid-twentieth century, the concept of social justice had become central to the ideologies and programmes of virtually all the leftist and centrist political parties around the world…”
  • In India, Social Justice emerged as a major driving force after the experience of colonialism and development of India’s aspirations for a just society.