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

Bheemcharitra Geeta

Booklet: Bheemcharitra Geeta
Author: Mahesh Pratap ‘Shramik’
Publication: Shramik Prakshan, Lucknow
Edition: First, 2003
Price: Rs. 100/-
Pgs.: 130

The booklet written on the pattern of Ramcharitramanas of Tulsidas, depicts Bheemrao Ambedkar’s character in its various dimensions. Ambedkar belonged to the shraman tradition of Buddha, Periyar and Acchutanand. He crusaded against evils in Hinduism. Born on 14th April 1891, he was the culmination of a trend in Maharatstra initiated by Jyoyibha Phule. His childhood was marked by multiple deprivations. He joined Columbia University in America and like Marx and Engles, undertook serious underpinnings of the condition of Dalits in India. He went to London and returned with Barrister’s degree to practice law at Bombay High Court. Later he joined politics, crusading against untouchability through organizational movements. Disillusioned with Congress politics and Gandhism, he abandoned it after performing his role in Constitution making, enabling Dalis to carve out a better future for themselves. After evaluating all religions, he found Buddhism most humanistic, and consequently embraced it with his followers in 1956. He died on December 6, 1958, having created a history for himself, and the Dalits of India.


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