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Dr. Ambedkar

What Path to Salvation?

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Speech delivered by Dr. Ambedkar to the Bombay Presidency Mahar Conference, 31st May 1936, Bombay. Translated from the Marathi by Vasant W. Moon. The typescript of the translation, with handwritten emendations, was presented by the translator to Eleanor Zelliot on 25 January 1988, and has been contributed by her for this website. Edited by Frances W. …

Dr. Ambedkar

Dr Ambedkar Remembers the Poona Pact in an Interview on the BBC

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Transcribed by: Prakash Holayar, Chamarajanagar Dr Ambedkar was extensively interviewed by the BBC radio in New Delhi in 1955 on a range of topics including his memories of Gandhi, Round Table Conferences, Poona Pact and how political independence was obtained. A portion of the interview related to the famous Poona Pact, transcribed (as faithfully as …

Dr. Ambedkar

The Revolt Of The Untouchables

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  (On 20th March, 1927, Babasaheb Ambedkar launched a Satyagraha at Mahad for the right to draw water from the Chawdar Tank. This excerpt from his ‘Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability’ describes the agitation) The movement of the Untouchables against the injustice of the Hindu Social Order has a long history behind it, especially in Maharashtra. …

Dr. Ambedkar

Religion: Untouchable Lincoln

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“Hinduism is not a religion; it is a disease.” One of the few men who have risen from the malodorous sink which is below the lowest caste of India is Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, No. 1 Untouchable. This plump, cheery, bespectacled man of no caste, whose very shadow would outrage high-caste Hindus, managed to get …

Dr. Ambedkar

Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(ChapterIV)

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              Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social(ChapterIV) TOUCHABLES V/S UNTOUCHABLES I A relationship of touchables against untouchables may cause surprize. Such a surprize will not be altogether without reason. The touchables are not one uniform body of people. They are themselves divided into innumerable castes. Each Hindu is conscious of the caste to which he …