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Ambedkar Darshan- Eak Nayee Kranti aur Sone Ka Haathee (Ambedkar’s Philosophy: A New Revolution and the Golden Elephant)

Booklet: Ambedkar Darshan- Eak Nayee Kranti aur Sone Ka Haathee (Ambedkar’s Philosophy: A New Revolution and the Golden Elephant)
Author: Baliram
Publication: Sunita Prakashan, Lucknow
Edition: 1st 2001
Price: Rs. 50
Pgs.: 60

Ambedkar, besides reading scriptures of various religions, had also read works of Vivekanand and others, and propounded a new philosophy emphasizing education, organization, and struggle. Education, to him, encapsulated lessons of compassion and happiness by enabling oneself to acquire wealth righteously. Organization implied aiding people to awaken them to the cultural riches of the country and struggle for establishment of a just society without caste, class, and gender inequality. Only then India could be great. The coming of new technologies is likely to subvert all these; hence a cautious approach is needed. The second part of the book consists of poems, eulogies of Ambedkar and Kabir. Buddhism has an in-built power to eradicate cultural disqualifications. Many social evils among untouchables like liquor consumption are consequences of pain, poverty, and lack of space in the socio-economic sphere. Indian society is suffused with wisdom and this should be effectively used for ushering in a new mode and content of education, empowering all for a good life.

 

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