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Reflections on Dr. Ambedkar’s Philosophy of Democracy beyond Political Structures

Nitin Dravid P R Just four days after Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s 134th birth anniversary, as the nation awaits the commencement of the 18th Lok Sabha elections, the only focal point for the existing predicaments and the survival of the largest democracy is to revisit and resurrect the idea of radical democracy as envisioned by the …


Social democracy with principles

Samyak Samudre Introduction The most common form of government is democracy. What does it mean? Usually, people believe democracy is a system of government or a government chosen by the people. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution and the first Law Minister of independent India, believed in democracy. But what was his …


Ambedkar’s Landmark Essay on the Essential Principles and Unique Features of the Hindu Social Order

Shivashish Shanker Most of the parts of ‘Annihilation of Caste’ that Ambedkar talks of, especially the part where he talks of the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity, and the concept of graded inequality, come from his writings on Hindu social order. It is divided into two parts: Essential Principles and Unique Features. Hence, it …


The Lovers of Democracy


Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase   One vote, One value: Hurrah hurrah In the middle of the night Tell this to a burning raped corpse of a Dalit girl   Of the people, By the people, For the people: Hurrah hurrah In the deep pit of Brahmnical gutters Tell this to the suffocated sanitation worker   …