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Kuch Yadein (Some Memories)

Booklet: Kuch Yadein (Some Memories)
Author: B.R. Ambedkar
Editor: Ramgopal Bhartiye
Publication: M.N. Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi
Edition: 1st 2004
Price: Rs. 150/-
Pages: 120

The book is a complilation of the memories of Ambedkar, collected from various sources, which reveals his humility, compassion, and commitment. Ambedkar does not take any credit for his achievements, as a saint had already predicted them when he was in the womb of his mother. He was humiliated by the upper castes not only during his school days, but also at every moment of his life. But books were his best friends and so were ofcourse some good souls among the upper castes like Madan Mohan Malviya and Sarojini Naidu. His intentions were never directed against the country but against discrimination meted out to millions in the country. He was against the partition of the country. He was appreciative of Shivaji and Vivekanand, but was against Gandhian advocacy of the retention of the Varna system. His first contact with Budddhism was through S.K. Bole, a social reformer, who handed him a Book on the life of Buddha. Its reading made him Buddha’s disciple forever.


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