Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

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.


How Ambedkar Circuit is good tourism and good politics for the BJP

September 23, 2022 9:47 am

The government has announced a special tourist train to cover the 'Ambedkar Circuit'. Over the last eight years, the Narendra Modi government has hailed and celebrated Ambedkar in multiple ways in an attempt to stake claim to his legacy.

I was misquoted, was only paraphrasing Ambedkar's views: JNU VC on 'caste of gods' remark

August 24, 2022 4:01 pm

Delivering the Dr B R Ambedkar Lecture Series titled 'Dr B R Ambedkar's Thoughts on Gender Justice: Decoding the Uniform Civil Code', Pandit had on Monday said "anthropologically" gods do not belong to the upper caste and that even Lord Shiva could be from scheduled caste or tribe.

Delhi to rename streets and colonies with 'Harijan' in their names after Ambedkar

June 03, 2022 1:41 am

The proposal comes after the central government’s guideline advising against the use of the word 'Harijan', considered derogatory by scheduled caste communities.

Dalit Panthers was an ideology and a sight of the Dalit response to injustice

May 29, 2022 10:00 am

Suraj Yengde writes: Dalit Panthers is not just a temporal figment that existed in the past. It is louder now. It exists in the people and their actions.

Daily Briefing: IMD predicts a normal monsoon; Karnataka Minister to resign after contractor's death

April 15, 2022 7:28 am

Inaugurating the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya in New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi said that every government, every Prime Minister of independent India has contributed to nation-building, taking the country to the heights where it is today.

Govt working to realise Ambedkar’s dream: CM Yogi Adityanath

April 15, 2022 5:52 am

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that his government was working to realise Ambedkar’s dreams.

‘Bring back old pension scheme’: Teachers from 4 districts protest

April 15, 2022 4:20 am

Teachers associations in Panchmahals, Chhota Udepur, Vadodara, and Narmada joined a state-wide protest call by government teachers, demanding the implementation OPS, which had been done away in December 2003.

'Inspiration for our govt', 'gave India its strongest pillar': PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tribute to B R Ambedkar

April 14, 2022 11:51 am

Ambedkar Jayanti 2022: Leaders across party lines paid tribute to Dr Babasaheb BR Ambedkar on the occasion of his birth anniversary.

Ambedkar Jayanti 2022: Wishes, images, quotes, status, and messages

April 14, 2022 11:43 am

Happy Ambedkar Jayanti 2022 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos: Ambedkar, who was born into poverty, campaigned against the Indian caste system

Republic Day: In the 73rd year of our Constitution, how many of the concerns in it will we rectify?

January 24, 2022 11:58 am

The framers of the Constitution and members of Parliament had highlighted the concerns in our founding document, many of which were rejected during its framing, that took almost three years, and it came into effect on January 26, 1950


In pictures: The 'philatelic afterlife' of Dr BR Ambedkar

June 20, 2022 7:00 pm

The exhibition titled Baba Saheb: An Extraordinary Philatelic Journey (1966-2022) is on till June 21, 2022 at Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Center, New Delhi

Bhimrao Ambedkar Death Anniversary: Inspirational Quotes, famous Thoughts of Babasaheb Ambedkar

December 06, 2019 9:00 am

Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes: On the occasion of his 63rd death anniversary, we take a look at his most inspiring quotes.

Constitution Day 2019: Inspirational Quotes by Dr BR Ambedkar

November 26, 2019 11:22 am

Constitution Day 2019 Quotes: Also known as Samvidhan Divas, the day is commemorated to remember that the constitution of the country provides the fundamental rights and duties and to uphold them as a responsible citizen of the country. On India's 70th Constitution Day, here is a look at Ambedkar's powerful and thought-provoking quotes.

BR Ambedkar death anniversary: 10 of his most inspiring quotes

December 06, 2017 5:01 pm

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.