Dr. Ambedkar

Why Dr. Ambedkar renounced Hinduism?

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  Dr. Ramendra (First published in January 2001) Dr. Ambedkar’s role as a prominent constitution maker of India is quite well known. However, his views on religion, particularly his reasons for renouncing Hinduism, the religion of his birth, are not as widely known. Ambedkar who was born in an “untouchable” family carried on a relentless …

Dr. Ambedkar

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar – His Relevance Today

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Khushi Ram The attitude of the so-called followers of Dr. Ambedkar recalls the rebuke Christ administered to his followers: “You call me ‘Lord’ ‘Lord’ but never carryout what I say.” To have easy and cheap leadership they claim to be Ambedkarites but do not observe any item of the work-a-day philosophy of that great leader. …

Dr. Ambedkar

ARE NOT THE UNTOUCHABLES (ADI-DHARAMIS) A SEPARATE ELEMENT? by DR.BABA SAHEB B.R. AMBEDKAR

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  What is the fundamental issue in the controversy between the Congress and the Untouchables? As I understand the matter, the fundamental issue is: Are the Untouchables a separate element in the national life of India or are they not? This is the real issue in the controversy and it is on this issue that …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Mahatma Jotirao Govindrao Pule

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Childhood: Jotirao Phule was born in 1827. His father, Govindrao was a vegetable vendor at Poona. Originally Jotirao’s family, known as Gorhays, came from Katugan, a village in the Satara district of Maharashtra. His grandfather Shetiba Gorhay settled down in Poona. Since Jotirao’s father and two uncles served as florists under the last of the …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

1ST ANNIVERSARY OF ODRF U.S.A. AND MANYAWAR KANSHI RAM JI INTERNATIONAL AWARD CEREMONY CELEBRATED IN PA, USA

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  ODRF 1ST Anniversary and Manyawar Kanshi Ram Ji International Award Ceremony was organized on 25th October, 2008 at Chateau Granieri, 2522 West main street, Jefferson Ville PA 19401. Dr. Sakya Mohan and Ms. Savitha Duraisamy compeering the event, the program began with the lighting of the lamp and paying tribute to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, …

Educate, Agitate, Organize

Instead of being ruled let us be rulers

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Sahib Kanshi Ram Special speech delivered by Manyawar Kanshi Ram Ji at 1st World Dalit Conference In Malaysia on 10th & 11th October, 1998 Dalits should become rulers instead of being ruled. We must not be always at the receiving end, instead become the givers, Dalit Leader Mr. Kanshi Ram told the world dalits. It’s long …

Gender

Untouchable: Dalit women in India

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  Laura Smith-Gary   (First published Equal Writes website in September 2009)   Earlier this summer, in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state and the home of over 190 million individuals, fury and small-scale violence erupted when a Brahmin (upper-caste) political opponent of the state’s Chief Minister appeared to suggest the Chief Minister, a Dalit  woman …