B R Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Baba Saheb was a politician, economist, jurist and social reformer in India. He is attributed to have given shape to the Dalit movement in the country. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891 at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra to a low caste family. Ambedkar completed his school education from Elphinstone High School in Bombay and then went on to acquire a doctorate in Economics from Columbia University, New York and then subsequently another degree

from London School of Economics. Ambedkar was fiercely apposed to the idea of untouchability and propagated the need for education among the lower castes in order to uplift them. Ambedkar was at logger heads with Gandhi on the issue of caste uplift. While both agreed on the necessity of imporving conditions for lower castes, it is the precise process for achieving this that they both disagreed upon. After independence, Ambedkar served as the first law minister of India and also as the chairman of the constitution drafting committee. The influence of Ambedkar's economic, social and political contributions can be felt till date in the country's economic planning and social welfare programs. He converted to Buddhism immediately preceding his death. Three days before his death he had finished the manuscript of his last major work, "The Buddha and his Dhamma."

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Ambedkar's nationalism wouldn't have been acceptable to Mookerjee, his political progeny

Ambedkar disagreed with Nehru government’s stance on Article 370. But his notion of nationalism was at complete variance with the vision of Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

Chapters on B R Ambedkar to feature in Delhi schools

The panel was formed after CM Arvind Kejriwal had urged Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to introduce lessons on Ambedkar in school curriculum in April, 2016. “Let them teach Savarkar, we will teach Ambedkar,” Kejriwal had said.


NCP, Congress attack Maharashtra govt for calendar's Ambedkar, Phule oversight

The development Saturday prompted the NCP to seek an apology from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis while the Congress asked him to own "moral responsibility" for the "glaring mistakes".

This love for Ambedkar

Political parties are only trying to appropriate him for electoral gain

A Nation Wronged

Babri Masjid demolition went against constitutional morality, Ambedkar’s principles

Constitutional provisions Ambedkar made for Dalits being trampled upon, says BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule

BJP MP from Behraich, Savitri Bai Phule also commented on issues like caste-based reservations and civil rights for weaker sections of the society. "The day reservations to Dalits are denied, all the rights of the community will effectively cease to exist," she said.


Brahmins learned, PM Modi is one, as was BR Ambedkar: Gujarat Speaker

The “learned” Brahmin community has never been “power hungry”, and was instrumental in the success of kings such as Chandragupta Maurya, and of gods such as Lord Ram and Lord Krishna, Trivedi said.

'Ram' was part of Dr Ambedkar's name, says Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik

"A postal stamp released on the centenary functions of his birth anniversary also bore his full name as Dr Bhim Ram Rao Ambedkar... his signatures in the constituent assembly also had his full signatures,' UP Governor Ram Naik said.

Why the colour blue is associated with Dr BR Ambedkar

Besides being Dr B R Ambedkar's favourite colour, blue was also the colour of the flag of the party floated by Ambedkar Scheduled Castes Federation of India in 1942.

Ambedkar Jayanti Highlights: Leaders across nation pay tributes to 'Architect of Indian Constitution'

Ambedkar Jayanti HIGHLIGHTS: Babasaheb Ambedkar was the principal architect of our Constitution and a founding father of the Republic of India.

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Remembering Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary

Dr B R Ambedkar's 125th's with anniversary is being commerated on April 14

Tamil New Year celebrated

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the nation in paying homage to Babsaheb Ambedkar on his 122nd birth anniversary.