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Booklet: Parivartan (Change) (Poetry)
Author: Pyare Lal Pyare
Publication: Saroj Prakashan Kendra, Allahabad
Edition: 1st 1989
Price: Rs. 50/-
Pages: 133

The poetic rhythm of the booklet unfolds India’s glorious past and its achievements in forms of art, architecture, and about such personalities as Eklavya, Buddha, Ravidas, and Nanak. It is in this country that Ambedkar was born and worked for the liberation of Dalits. The fourteenth child of his parents, his childhood name was Sakpal, which was changed to Bheemrao by his teacher, and suffixed with Ambedkar by the principal of the Vernacular School at Satara, Maharastra. Various incidents of discrimination against him produced in him a conviction to crusade against inequality. He studied practised law, but joined politics for this basic purpose. Untouchability to him was the greatest slur on the Indian civilization. He forced the entry of Dalits in temples and the use of common water by them. After 1950, his commitment bore fruit in the form of the Constitution granting equality to all and the inclusion of Dharma Charkra on the national flag. That all are equal now is the real change (Parivartan) sought and wrought by Ambedkar.


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