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Ambedkar Ek Parichay

Booklet: Ambedkar Ek Parichay
Author: Guru Prasad Madan
Publication: Bhartiya Bodh Parishad, Allahabad, 1990
Edition: 1990
Price: Not Mentioned
Pages: 16

The booklet, a biographical introduction to Ambedkar’s life, tells of his struggle and achievements in his life. Born on 14th April, 1891 in the family of Ramjee Malojee and Bhimabai, he belonged to the Mahar community, an untouchable in Maharashtra. The Early death of his father failed to stop him from his studies. Getting scholarship from Sayajee Gaekwad, he obtained his Ph.D, D.Sc. and Law degree from London. His childhood experiences of discrimination due to his low caste prompted him to work for the alleviation of the sufferings of the outcastes. He became an opponent of Gandhi for pleading separate electorate policy before the Simon Commission, but later he became a member of the Constituent Assembly to prepare the draft constitution for Independent India. He was Law Minister in the first cabinet. Opening of various educational institutions and publications were his other creditable achievements. He died on 6th December 1956 and was awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1990.


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