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Dr. Ambedkar

‘We Are On the Scene Again’: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

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  BAHISHKRIT BHARAT (Untouchable India) _____________________________________________________________________________________ Sunday, dated 3rd April, 1927 _____________________________________________________________________________________ We Are On the Scene Again                 This writer had started a fortnightly newspaper called “Mook-Nayak” (leader of the dumb) on 31st January, 1920. there he had stated in the first issue itself that there is no more effective means than the newspaper …

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Need for Political Power for Depressed Classes: Babasaheb Ambedkar

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(Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s speech at the Plenary Session, Fifth Sitting of the Round Table Conference on 20th November 1930) “Mr. Chairman, my purpose in rising to address this conference is principally to place before it the point of view of the depressed classes, whom I and my colleague, Rao Bahadur Srinivasan, have the …

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Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

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  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar‘s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent Assembly has altogether held …

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From the pages of Bahishkrit Bharat

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  Bahishkrit Bharat (Untouchable India) The following is from an editorial (translated from Marathi) written by Babasaheb Ambedkar for one of the issues of the newspaper Bahishkrit Bharat published in 1927! This translation was first published in July 2010 by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research Institute in Social Growth, Kolhapur. Translated by Dr. B.R. Kamble. ~ …

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From the pages of Mook Nayak

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  The following is the first editorial (translated from Marathi) written by Babasaheb Ambedkar for the very first issue of Mook Nayak published in January 1920! This translation was first published in July 2010 by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research Institute in Social Growth, Kolhapur. Translated by Dr. B.R. Kamble. ~ Mumbai, Saturday 31st January 1920 [Issue No.1]. …

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Remembrance of Maha Parinirvana Day: Homage to Boddhisattva Babasaheb

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  Dr. Shekhar Bagul Our Saviour was just 65 and nobody thought that he would leave us so suddenly. Everybody had great hopes of better future as he had shown us the way of the Buddha and gave us a new identity as Buddhist. The world to us was appearing a new, with new horizon, …

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A Reply To The Mahatma By Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

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  (This reply was included as Appendix II in the second edition of Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar‘s ‘Annihilation of Caste’)  I appreciate greatly the honour done me by the Mahatma in taking notice in his Harijan of the speech on Caste which I had prepared for the Jat Pat Todak Mandal. From a perusal …

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Riddle No. 2: The Origin of the Vedas – The Brahminic Explanation Or an Exercise in the Art of Circumlocution

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  (From ‘Religious Riddles’ in Part I of the book ‘Riddles in Hinduism’ by Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar) There is hardly any Hindu who does not regard the Vedas as the most sacred Book of his religion. And yet ask any Hindu what is the origin of the Vedas and it would be difficult …