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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."


Temple entry fines, segregation: In this north Karnataka district, untouchability an open secret

October 04, 2021 12:57 pm

Discrimination against Dalits is rampant across this region. The incident at the Miyapur village was, however, different—Shivappadasara, 27, seemingly stood his ground and the issue was taken up by the police.

Madhya Pradesh: MBBS 1st year students to now read about Hindutva icons, Ambedkar

September 05, 2021 6:48 pm

Hedgewar, Upadhyaya, Swami Vivekanand are part of the Hindutva pantheon of the Sangh, believed to be the ideological mentor of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

Caste discrimination is no different to other forms of discrimination already outlawed in Britain

August 08, 2021 8:59 am

Santosh Dass writes: For over two decades, Dalit organisations have actively lobbied for a law to address the impact of caste discrimination. It is in essence no different to other forms of discrimination already outlawed in Britain.

Even Ambedkar would have been slandered as pro-Pakistan by BJP: Mehbooba Mufti

June 13, 2021 4:25 pm

"Thank god Ambedkar ji isn't alive or else he too would be slandered as pro- Pakistan by BJP," Mufti said

‘With Rs 1,500 cr investment, Punjab to get 4 new med colleges’

June 10, 2021 4:38 am

The four medical colleges will be built in Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala and Malerkotla

The real Savarkar

May 28, 2021 10:55 am

The Opposition and history writers have resorted to intellectual dishonesty to quote Savarkar out of context and malign his legacy.

Claiming the English language as a Dalit poet

April 17, 2021 9:25 am

It challenges existing notions about who can write English poetry in India, affords access to a wider readership and helps create a springboard for anti-caste linguistic and cultural praxis

Govt working on Ambedkar’s principles to ensure benefits to all without discrimination: Yogi Adityanath

April 15, 2021 5:31 am

He said every person of the state was enjoying the benefits of the central and state government schemes without any discrimination based on caste, religion or regional basis.

Book documents social reformers from Dalit community

April 11, 2021 11:41 am

Featuring several inspiring accounts -- from ancient sages to 20th century Dalit icons -- of individuals who endured ill treatment and social ostracisation, the book seeks to enhance present-day India's imagination and shape its perception of the Dalit community.

Constitutional promise of equal citizenship has been denied to women, Dalits

January 28, 2021 8:58 am

Chandrashekhar Azad writes: Looking back at the seven decades of the republic’s existence, we realise that we have failed Indian women and Dalits. The scenario in 2021 is more horrifying.


People pay tributes to Babasaheb on death anniversary

December 06, 2020 10:28 pm

Ambedkar, known as the chief architect of the Constitution, passed away in 1956. His death anniversary is observed as 'Mahaparinirvan din'.

Remembering Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary

April 14, 2016 1:40 pm

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

Tamil New Year celebrated

April 14, 2014 5:44 pm

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.