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B.R. Ambedkar
B.R. Ambedkar

Amongst the galaxy of thinkers in modern India, Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956) stands on a pedestal quite different from others for a variety of reasons. First, very profoundly, his personality exemplifies the unique saga of an untouchable being able to fight the massive social disabilities by sheer formidable courage and never-say-die attitude to life to become ‘an eminent constitutionalist, distinguished parliamentarian, scholar and jurist, and, above all, the leader of the Depressed Classes’ (Appadorai 2002: 281) at a time, when presumably, just living a ...

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