" Democracy was
also a great narrative and not merely a monolithic kind of democratic participation."

Pujya Mata Ramabai Ambedkar

Booklet: Pujya Mata Ramabai Ambedkar
Author: Shanti Swaroop Boudhha
Publisher: Samyak Prakashan
Edition: 1st: 2001 and 3rd: 2003
Pages: 64
Price: Rs.20/-

Ramabai’s contribution in the life of Ambedkar is immense. She was married to him when she was only nine. Her life, though full of enumerable hardships was completely dedicated to the service of her family members. Bhimrao succeeded in obtaining higher degrees only due to her moral and emotional support. Despite being uneducated, she meticulously managed her household with a small amount of Rs.50 per month saving maximum for her husband’s education. When Bhimrao was pursuing higher education in London, his family was made to eat things not meant for human consumption. But Ramabai never complained. Due to lack of proper food, care and the sorrow of the death of her four children reduced her to a skeleton. And despite numerous treatments she left Bhimrao desolate on 27th May 1935. On her death, people christened him as a saint. But yearning for uplift of 7 crore Dalits and to fulfill the last wish of Ramabai, he gave up his sainthood.


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