Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Greatest Indian after independence: DR. B.R. Ambedkar

Photo taken by me on 13 April 2017 - On that lecture on Ambedkar - Nationalism and Constitution was delivered by Prof. Aniruddha Deshpande.

The Greatest Indian after independence: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar - 2012 CNN IBN Poll

Ambedkar is definitely is the greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi in the 20th Century. No doubt the RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar is there for his achievement of establishing RSS, whose guidance and support has made BJP the ruling party that won power in many elections. The present BJP government in Delhi is also led by an RSS Pacharak, Shri Narendra Modi.  After Congress, BJP is the biggest and the successful national political party of India.  But Ambedkar symbolizes the fight of an oppressed man. The rise of an oppressed man. Ambedkar worked his way up through normal life of a boy who studied as per the direction of his teachers. He went to do his doctorate in economics. His rise to that level from his downtrodden birth and family is itself an achievement. Then, social consciousness captured him. He became a leader of his community and delivered his community from the oppressive social system of the day. He studied law in to support the cause he has taken up. He used to write the constitution of India. He is given lot of credit for writing the constitution with his own hands.

14 April is his birthday. Every time one feel social injustice in the country, one has to remember Ambedkar. You can reverse social injustice. You can use nonviolent methods in the footsteps of Gandhi and Ambedkar, You can mobilize public opinion and make Kings and Dictators tremble before you. Don't obey an unjust order and command.  Be ready to die. If you a true Hindu and believe in God, in Soul and Rebirth, lose your life for Dharma. There is nothing to lose. Your soul is eternal. Build a better society by losing this temporary body. A great act inspires generations. A great act by you in this life helps your soul also in many births.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) is popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer. He came up in life against great odds and handicaps.  He campaigned successfully against social discrimination against Untouchables (Harijans (Gandhi), Scheduled castes in constitutions,  Dalits), women and labour. He was Independent India's first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.



BR Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution, is the overwhelming choice.

Books by Ambedkar

Writings & Speeches of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
17 Volumes - 18 Books - pdfs available for download

The Untouchables

Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar
Gautam Book Center, 1948 - Dalits - 168 page

Annihilation of Caste, Volume 1

Dr B.R. Ambedkar
Ssoft Group, INDIA, 03-Nov-2014 - HISTORY - 134 pages

Annihilation of Caste is an undelivered speech written in 1936 by B. R. Ambedkar, an Indian writer,activist,politician who fought against the country's concept of untouchability. The speech was prepared as the presidential address for the annual conference of a Hindu reformist group Jat-Pat Todak Mandal, on the ill effects of caste in Hindu society. After his invitation to speak at the conference was withdrawn due to the address's "unbearable" content, Ambedkar self-published 1,500 copies of the speech in May 1936.


Bhim Rao Ambedkar
Penguin UK, 05-Feb-2010 - Political Science - 112 pages

To celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Indian Republic; the Words of Freedom series showcases the landmark speeches and writings of fourteen visionary leaders whose thought animated the Indian struggle for Independence and whose revolutionary ideas and actions forged the Republic of India as we know it today.

Books on Ambedkar

Dr. Ambedkar and Social Justice
M. G. Chitkara
APH Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - 259 pages
On the life and social thought of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, 1892-1956, Indian statesman and some previously published articles.

Socio-economic and Political Vision of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
S. N. Mishra
Concept Publishing Company, 2010 - Constitutional law - 280 pages

Updated 14 April 2017,   14 April 2014
Posted 1 August 2013

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