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Yugpraneta Ambedkar

Booklet: Yugpraneta Ambedkar
Author: Kusum
Pub: Vishvabharti Prakashan, Nagpur
Edition: first- 1994
Price: Rs. 35/-
Pgs.: 116

Born on April 14, 1891, Ambedkar’s both life is an example of ascendance amidst humiliation, protest and marginalization in society and politics. He was a nationalist, a socialist and humanist. His movements were never directed against national interest, but only against social disparity in Hindu social order. He did not believe in Marxism, but committed to socialism in equality among all. An ardent advocate of gender equality, he advocated passage of Hindu Code Bill. Religion to him was a necessity of man but its philosophy must have man at its center. Man is the end and religion only a means. Thus, he found Christianity’s glorification of poverty and Islam’s approach to non-Muslims sectarian. Buddhism was the religion that placed man at the center of its ontology. He had his critics not only among Gandhists, Marxists but also among Dalits subscribing to the ideology of the Congress. However, none could deny that he was one of the most significant architects of modern India and a designer of its future.

 

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