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Baba Saheb ka Jeevan Sangharsh

Booklet : Baba Saheb ka Jeevan Sangharsh
(Life struggle of Baha Saheb)
Author : Chandrika Prasad Jigyasu
Publisher : Bahiyan Kalyan Prakashan, Lucknow
First Edition : Not Mentioned, 16th ed. 1995
Price : Rs. 30/- only
No. of Pages : 160

The booklet, biographical in nature discusses Ambedkar’s struggles and achievement in political and educational arena including his conversion into Buddhism. Confronted with humiliation throughout his life, he never succumbed to its messiness. He studied at Columbia, London and Germany and learnt many languages. He practiced law Bombay High Court of Judicare but disturbed at condition of dalits under Brahimical sovergeinity, a process that had already commenced in South India. He burnt a copy of Manusmirit and started Satyagraha for dalit entry into temples and right of ownership over ponds for use of water. He effectively articulated his view-points on dalits liberation at 1st and 2nd Round Table Conference in London and exposed Gandhian dubious role on dalit question. Poona Pact was essentially a concession to his own ideology a pain that he has to bear. In 1942, he founded All India Depressed federation at Nagpur and became law minister in independent India. When Hindu code Bill could not be passed in Parliament he resigned from the Union Cabinet and wrote extensively on Hinduism and Buddhism and finally embraced Buddhas’s religion on 14th Oct.1956, opening the gate of social salvation with his tremendous efforts.


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