15 books every Dalit must read


Books written by Baba Saheb Ambedkar are must read for every Dalit-Bahujan. You can download those books from here. Apart from these books, here is the list of few more books, which every Dalit must read.

1. Kanshiram – Leader of the Dalits (English) by Narayan Badri

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2. Behenji : A Political Biography of Mayawati (English) by Ajoy Bose

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3. Why I am not a Hindu (English) by Kancha Ilaiah

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4. Buffalo Nationalism (English) by Kancha Ilaiah

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5. Ambedkar : Towards an Enlightened India (English) by Gail Omvedt

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6. Dr Ambedkar And Untouchability : Analysing And Fighting Caste(English) by Christophe Jaffrelot

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7. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (English) by Dhananjay Kheer

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8. The Essential Writings of B. R. Ambedkar (English) by Rodrigues Valerian 

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9. Understanding Caste: From Buddha to Ambedkar and Beyond(English) by Gail Omvedt

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10. Dalit Visions (English) by  Gail Omvedt

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11. Buddhism in India Challenging : Brahmanism and Caste : Challenging Brahmanism and Caste (English) by  Gail Omvedt

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12. Ambedkar : Awakening Indias Social Conscience (English) by Narendra Jadhav

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13. India’s Silent Revolution (English) by Christophe Jaffrelot

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14. Defying the Odds : The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs (English) by Chandra Bhan Prasad ,Devesh Kapur , D. Shyam Babu

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15. Civility Against Caste : Dalit Politics and Citizenship in Western India(English) by Christophe Jaffrelot

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Dr. Ambedkar

Do you have any other good book in mind? Please let us know in the comments.

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Equality vs Justice


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June 22, 2015 · 2:39 am

When Dr. Ambedkar demanded separate colonies for untouchables!


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14th June in Dalit History – Dr. Ambedkar returned to Bombay from America after receiving Doctor of Law from Columbia University.


14th June in Dalit History – Dr. Ambedkar returned to Bombay from America on 14 June after receiving Doctor of Law from Columbia University.

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5th June in Dalit History – Dr. Ambedkar conferred with honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Columbia University


2nd June 1915: Dr. Ambedkar passed M.A. examination from Columbia University

Dr. Ambedkar passed M.A. examination from Columbia University (New York) with major in economics. The other subjects were sociology, history, philosophy, anthropology and politics.

Dr. Ambedkar

Dr. Ambedkar

5 June 1952: Dr. Ambedkar conferred with honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Columbia University.

Dr. Ambedkar was was to have received the degree at the hands of General Eisenhower, who was then President of the University. But due to cabinet responsibilities and later electioneering the General would not make the trip.

Check out – LL.D. Degree Certificate of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar from Columbia University

Earlier on night of 31 May, Dr. Ambedkar was felicitated at a dinner party at the Cricket Club of India, Bombay (presently Mumbai), by Dr. V.S. Patankar, Principal and K.V. Chitre, Registrar of the Siddharth College. Dr. Ambedkar left Bombay for New York by a T.W.A. flight on 1 June. A large gathering of his followers and admirers gave him a send-off at the Santa Cruz airport. On 5 June, the convocation was held. Columbia University conferred on six persons the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. While awarding him an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, at its 198th commencement exercises. The University hailed Dr. Ambedkar “as a framer of the constitution, member of the cabinet and of the council of states, one of India’s leading citizens, a great social reformer and a valiant upholder of human rights”. He received the degree before a large crowd assembled to watch 6,848 graduates of Columbia’s 17 schools and colleges receiving their degrees.

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They tried to bury us but they didn’t know we were seeds!


After the ban on Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle IIT Madras, many other such study circles have come up at various colleges such as IIT Mumbai, TISS Bombay, IIT Delhi, JNU Delhi, and Jadavpur University.

You can’t suppress our voices!

Ambedkar Periyar Study  Circle

Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle

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1st June (1873) in Dalit History – Mahatma Jyotirao Phule published Gulamgiri book


Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule published Powada: Chatrapati Shivajiraje Bhosle Yancha on 1st June 1869 and Gulamgiri on 1st June 1873.

Get – Slavery/Gulamgiri book by Mahatma Jotiba Phule in Hindi and English

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Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule

 

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Buddha and Future of His Religion – Dr. B. R. Ambedkar     


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Out of the many founders of Religion, there are four whose religions have not only moved the world in the past, but are still having a sway over the vast masses of people. They are Buddha, Jesus, Mahommed and Krishna. A comparison of the personalities of these four and the poses they assumed in propagating their religions reveals certain points of contrast between the Buddha on the one hand and the rest on the other, which are not without significance.

The first point which mark off Buddha from the rest is his self -abnegation. All throughout the Bible, Jesus insist that he is the Son of God and that those who wish to enter the kingdom of God will fail, if they do not recognise him as the Son of God. Mohammed went a step further. Like Jesus he also claimed that he was the messenger of God on earth. But he further insisted that he was the last messenger. On that footing he declared that those who wanted salvation must not only accept that he was a messenger of God, but also accept that he was the last messenger. Krishna went a step beyond both Jesus and Mohammed. He refused to be satisfied with merely being the Son of the God or being the messenger of God; he was not content even with being the last messenger of God. He was not even satisfied with calling himself a God. He claimed that he was ‘Parameswhar‘ or as his followers describe him  ”Devadhideva,” God of Gods. Buddha never arrogated to himself any such status. He was born as a son of man and was content to remain a common man and preached his gospel as a common man. He never claimed any supernatural origin or supernatural powers nor did he perform miracles to prove his supernatural powers.  The Buddha made a clear distinction between a Margadata and a Mokshadata. Jesus, Mahommed and Krishna claimed for themselves the Mokshadata. The Buddha was satisfied with playing the role of a Margadata.

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What Buddha Said

 There is also another distinction between the four religious teachers.  Both Jesus and Mohammed claimed that what they taught was the word of God and as a word of God what they taught was infallible and beyond question. Krishna was according to his own assumption a God of Gods and therefore what he taught being a word God, uttered by God, they were original and final and the question of infallibility did not even arise. The Buddha claimed no such infallibility for what he taught. In the Mahaparinibbana  Sutta  He told Ananda that His religion was based on reason and experience and that his followers should not accept his teaching as correct and binding merely because they emanated from Him. Being based on reason and experience they were free to modify or even to abandon any of his teachings if it was found that at a given time and in given circumstances they do not apply. He wished, His religion not to be encumbered with the dead wood of the past. He wanted that it should remain evergreen and serviceable at all times. That is why He gave liberty to his followers to chip and chop as the necessities of the case required. No other religious teacher has shown such courage. They were afraid of permitting repair. As the liberty to repair may be used to demolish the structure they had reared Buddha had no such fear. He was sure of his foundation. He knew that even the most violent iconoclast will not be able to destroy the core of His religion.

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 Such is the unique position of Buddha. What about his religion? How does it compare with those founded by his rivals?

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30th May (1936) in Dalit History – Bombay Presidency Conversion Conference


Bombay Presidency Conversion Conference was held on 30th May 1936.

Bombay Presidency Conversion Conference (Mumbai Elaka Mahar Panshad) of Mahars was held at Naigaum (Dadar) to sound their opinion on the issue of Conversion. Mr. Subha Rao, popularly known as Hydrabadi Ambedkar, presided over the Conference. In the morning the Ascetics shaved their beards, mustaches and destroyed their symbols of Hinduism in an Ascetic’s Conference.

Say No To Hindu Temples

Say No To Hindu Temples

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