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

Dr. Ambedkar ka Vaiktitwa-Darshan

Booklet: Dr. Ambedkar ka Vaiktitwa-Darshan
Author: Dhananjay Keer
Publisher: Periyar Lallay Singh, Kanpur.
Edition: 1st 1968 & 4th 1989
Price: Rs.03.50
Pages: 40

The author projects the dynamic personality of Ambedkar. Under the British rule, modern education produced leaders like Phule who protested against the evil practices in Hinduism. Others like Chakradhar, Ramanand, Chaitanya, Kabir, Eknath, Raidas and Chokhamela, to name a few, attempted elevating consciousness of the depressed classes. However, their impact was confined to the Bhakti areas only. Their effort was further carried by Swami Dayanand, Shinde, Shradanand and Gandhi. But real revolution in the lives of the downtrodden was brought about by Ambedkar, who unknotted the ties of enslavement on people’s conscience with his prophetic message of uplifting one’s own self. He taught them to fight for their rights and not haggle for them. To him Hinduism that shows disrespect to humanity is a disease, which his childhood experiences of caste humiliation had revealed to him. He condemned Manusmriti for such social evils as untouchability. When his efforts to amend Hinduism failed, he embraced Buddhism which relieved him of a vicious past. His life adds a golden chapter to the history of struggle for human freedom.


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