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DR. BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR: KSHTRIYA AUR BRAHIMIN

BOOKLET :D R. BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR: KSHTRIYA AUR BRAHIMIN
Writer : Kamlakant Singh
Publisher : Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Shikshan evam Manav Vikas Seva Sansthan
First Edition : 2003
Pages : 78
Price : Rs.25

A compilation of essays on various issues such as partition of India, untouchability, Poona-pact, limits of bhakti saints, caste composition in Hinduism etc. The booklet attempts to put Ambedkar at appropriate place where he had been pushed by various commentators. Ambedkar was not in favour of India’s partition as is commonly supposed . What he doubted was the co-existence of communities that refuse to appreciate the ethos of each other. This, he evidenced from history. Most of evils of India like corruption, unemployment , crime ,poverty are due to Brahminical hegemony which is exclusionary in essence. Even in Puranic literature, such facts are vividly discernable. Infact, as Ambedkar argues, Shudras were real Kshatriyas, once conquered by Brahmins , they were peripheral zed and subjugated. Only, Ambedkar challenged this authoritarianism and made path to oppressed Dalits , although , Poona pact diluted the purpose. He was not anti-Hindu but he tried to broaden its social base by organically assimilating Dalits

 

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