BR Ambedkar

Bhirao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was the chairman of Constitution Drafting Committee and a champion of Dalit and minority rights movement in India. Ambedkar, who was an economist and social reformer, also served as the first Law Minister of Independent India. Born into a poor Mahar caste in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, he was the first untouchable to have entered Elphinstone College which was affiliated with University of Bombay. After obtaining a degree in economics and political science, Ambedkar

moved to United States in 2013 to study at Columbia University in New York City. He earned doctorates in economics from Columbia University and London School of Economics. Throughout his political career and public life, Ambedkar worked for upliftment of Dalit (untouchable) community. He published the book Annihilation of Caste in 1936 which spoke against caste system and Hindu orthodox religious leaders. He also formed the Independent Labour Party in the same year and contested Bombay election to Central Legislative Assembly in 1937. He opposed the special status being granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and supported Uniform Civil Code. In 1956, he converted to Buddhism along with 500,000 Dalit followers. He was posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna, India\'s highest civilian honour in 1990.

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Ambedkar Memorial construction awaits CZMP nod from Centre

With Maharashtra awaiting the Centre’s nod for Mumbai’s Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP), the construction of the Dr BR Ambedkar memorial at Indu Mills in Dadar has also been slowed down.

Ambedkar’s warning

Emergency has been rightly decried in recent weeks. But Babasaheb’s advice to a young republic on dictatorship must be heeded in post-2014 India.

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Karl Marx's echo in Ambedkar

As capitalism and its exploitation evolves, Karl Marx’s philosophy and intellectual tools continue to have abiding significance

A larger Dalit public sphere

Song, drama and literature play a role. Ambedkar, the symbolism around him, is at its centre.

BR Ambedkar's 'tireless efforts' towards equality, social justice made him a pioneer: UN official

"Ambedkar understood that rising and persistent inequalities pose fundamental challenges to the economic and social well-being of nations and people," Achim Steiner said.

Towards Babasaheb’s India

The Modi government is working to institutionalise social and financial inclusion.

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Disfiguring Ambedkar’s vision

Communists and Ambedkarites need to work together to fight the communal forces.

PM Modi belongs to 'oppressive ideology', can never respect Dalits, Ambedkar: Rahul Gandhi

He said that since PM Modi belongs to an "oppressive ideology", he "can never respect" Dalits and Ambedkar. Gandhi was responding to Modi's recent remark on Ambedkar at an event two days ago.

Uttar Pradesh: Miscreants vandalise Ambedkar's statue in Allahabad, third such incident in March

This is third such incident in the month of March alone, where statues of Ambedkar have been vandalised in UP. Earlier, Ambedkar's statue was damaged in Meerut district. 

Opposition fumes as Adityanath govt decides to introduce Ambedkar's middle name in state records

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh today sparked a political controversy by deciding to introduce B R Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in all references to him in official correspondence and records.

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BR Ambedkar death anniversary: 10 of his most inspiring quotes

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as BR Ambedkar donned several hats. He was a jurist, economist, a politician and a social reformer. He also worked immensely for the upliftment of the lower caste and played an instrumental role in drafting the constitution. On his death anniversary, we take a look at his most inspiring quotes.

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