Tag Archives: Books by Dr Ambedkar

Buddhist Converts can claim Scheduled Caste Status


Government of India order. One doesn’t need to worry that after conversion he/she will lose reservation or other benefits.

12227603_686762474756551_9135374690882707313_n-copy

12241669_686762528089879_8260808541403852356_n

Source – karthiknavayan.wordpress.com

1 Comment

Filed under Buddhism, Dalit History, Dr B R Ambedkar

9th July (1942) in Dalit History – Dr. Ambedkar became labour minister in viceroy’s executive council


9th July (1942) in Dalit History – Dr. Ambedkar became labour minister in viceroy’s executive council

9th July 2

 

Dr. Ambedkar became labour minister in viceroy’s executive council on 9th July 1942. He was the first untouchable to reach to that position. It was nothing short of a do or die situation for casteists. Probably one of the provocation for do or die declaration.

DrAmbedkar_SiddharthaC57

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Dalit History, Dr B R Ambedkar, Latest, Today in Dalit History

5th July in Dalit History – Dr. Ambedkar left for England to complete his studies in Law and Economics


5 July 1920: Dr. Ambedkar left for England for higher education[1],[2] 

Dr. Ambedkar, as a young professor saved some money, got some help from Maharaja of Kolhapur, took a loan of Rs. 5,000 from his friend Mr. Naval Bhatena, and left for London to complete his studies in Law and Economics. He asked P N Batkar to undertake the responsibility of publishing Mook Nayak in his absence. The tranquil support his pious and patient wife afforded was no less valuable. His wife was again left to pass days looking after her little son Yashwant and the family of the elder brother of her husband.

5th July

5 July 1942: Dr. Ambedkar left for Delhi to attend a meeting of the National Defence Council[3]

Dr. Ambedkar left Bombay (presently Mumbai) for Delhi on July 5, to attend a meeting of the National Defence Council,

5 July 2004: Behan Mayawati was elected as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) for the 2nd term
5th July 2


[1] Dhananjay Keer, Dr. Ambedkar: Life and Mission book, p 44

[2] Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva, Encyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Leaders, Volume 4book, p 199

[3]   Dhananjay Keer, Dr. Ambedkar: Life and Mission book

Leave a comment

Filed under Dalit History, Dr B R Ambedkar, Latest, Today in Dalit History

Daily Words of Buddha for 26th June


Daily Words of Buddha for 26th June –

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.” – Buddha

8

In case you missed previous days’ wisdom words, check these –

[themify_post_slider limit=”10″ category=”1294″ ]

 

1 Comment

Filed under Daily Words of Buddha, Dr B R Ambedkar, Latest

26th June (1927) in Dalit History – Bahishkrit Bharat newspaper announcement


26 June 1927 in Dalit History: Bahishkrit Bharat newspaper announced that those members of the Depressed classes who wanted to wash out the stigma of polluters of Mahad water tank (called Chowdar tank) and who wanted to denounce assaults on their representatives should enlist themselves at office of Bahishkrit Hitakarni Sabha in Bombay[1] (present Mumbai)

This was the time of post-Mahad agitation for the right of drinking water from a public source. Following the agitation on 20 March 1927, the orthodox, reactionary Hindus at Mahad, purified the ‘Chowdar Tank’ using a mixture of cow-dung, cow-urine, curd and water in 108 earthern pots dipped in the tank in the midst of air-rendering Mantras uttered by Brahmin priests. The orthodox Hindu is a strange fossil of humanity. To him blind irrational tradition is greater than truth. Time and tide have no effect upon his mind !

The news of the so-called purification of the Chowdar Tank lacerated the hearts of the Depressed Classes, and so deep was the on Dr. Ambedkar’s heart that he was indignant and decided to launch a satyagraha struggle for the vindication of his people’s rights. Some feared that this ‘impatient’ remedy was worse than the disease. Dr. Ambedkar, in a mood of righteous indignation, replied that mere spread of education and exposition of the scriptures would not be able to root out that age-long disease. The disease, he said, was deep-rooted and merely dressing it with bandages of knowledge or ingenious schemes would not cure it. Deadly diseases required drastic remedies.

The non-Brahmin leaders of Maharashtra, Javalkar and Jedhe, declared their whole-hearted support for the proposed struggle on condition that all the Brahmins should be weeded out from it, that the struggle should be non-violent and that it should be staged on a mass scale after convening a conference at Mahad in this connection. Dr. Ambedkar replied that the view that all Brahmins were the enemies of the Untouchables was erroneous. What he hated was the men who were possessed with the spirit of Brahminism – the idea of high-caste and low-caste – which implanted the idea of pollution and inequality. He said that a non-Brahmin filled with such ideas of highness and lowness, was as repellent to him as a Brahmin free from this spirit and sense of these privileges and unjust power, was welcome to him.

Accordingly, it was announced on 26 June 1927 in Bahishkrit Bharat newspaper that those members of the Depressed classes who wanted to wash out the stigma of polluters attached to their whole class by the Mahad hindus by their act of purification of the tank, and who wanted to denounce the act of assaults committed on their representatives should enlist themselves at office of Bahishkrit Hitakarni Sabha in Bombay (presently Mumbai). It was declared that the satyagraha struggle was to be launched under the auspices of the said institution.

In case you missed previous days’ Dalit-History posts, check these –

[themify_post_slider limit=”10″ category=”14″ ]

In case you liked the post, please share it with your friends. Also, Like us on [themify_icon icon=”fa-facebook-square” label=”Facebook” link=”https://www.facebook.com/drbrambedkarscaravan” ] and Follow us on [themify_icon icon=”fa-twitter-square” label=”Twitter” link=”https://twitter.com/Silent_Steps” ]

Leave a comment

Filed under Dalit History, Dr B R Ambedkar, Latest, Today in Dalit History

Interview with violin teacher of Babasaheb Ambedkar


Friends: While surfing on the net today I came across an item in the Marathi paper Maharashtra Times which may be of interest to you. This is an interview taken by Mr.Ramakant Jadhav of Mr. Balwant Sathe ( Bal Sathe) who taught violin to Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar. Sathe is 85 years old and still runs a school of violin teaching in Mumbai.

The following is a translation of the interview in an abridged form:

Q: Mr. Sathe, who recommended your name as violin teacher to Babasaheb?

A: In the year 1950 Mr.Rege, the librarian of Siddhartha College, introduced me to Babasaheb. In the beginning I and my elder brother both were reluctant to give lessons to such an elderly and scholarly man like Babasaheb. But after meeting him and experiencing the playful atmosphere he received us in we noticed the sense of humor of Babasaheb( and agreed.)

Q: When did you gave your first lesson to Babasaheb and how many years did he study?

A: When in 1950 he came to Mumbai from Delhi, for two or three months I and my elder brother Nana used to go to his residence and give him lessons, as per his convenient time. During his stay in Mumbai he learned violin for approximately two years. His health was not that great and his hands used to pain by the movement of the bow. “A little rest and then some lesson” was the mode of the musical practice.

Q: How was he finding time in the midst of the assembly of the visitors?

A:To tell you, we ourselves used feel guilty for holding him from the important visitors. These well-known people- party workers, people coming from different far off places- used to wait for the lessons to be over and once over they used to rush to him for discussions on topics ranging form court cases to appeals to party affairs.

Q: How did his violin lessons stop?

A: Babsaheb’s hands used to experience pain. He afterwards developed liking in painting and started learning it. Violin lessons then stopped. Babasaheb returned to Delhi. I afterwards heard that some Mukherjee was giving him lessons in violin in Delhi. I feel extremely lucky to have come in the company of such an epoch-making man, a scholar on the pretext of giving him lessons in violin. I consider meeting him as the greatest reward life has offered me.

( Taken and translated from ‘Maharashtra Times” dated 9th January 2001)

Courtesy ― www.ambedkar.org

Leave a comment

Filed under Dalit History, Dr B R Ambedkar, Latest

Dalits Ask, Dalits Demand


Dalits Ask – When RBI was formed according to the guidelines of Dr. Ambedkar, why we have Gandhi on Indian currency? What was Gandhi’s contribution towards RBI and Indian Economy?

Dalits Demand – Gandhi’s contribution towards India is nothing. He didn’t contribute anything towards RBI’s formation, neither he made any contribution to Indian Economy. So, Dalits demand that Gandhi’s image be replaced by Babasaheb Ambedkar who contributed towards India immensely.

Read AlsoDr. Ambedkar on Indian Currency and RBI

Dalits Ask, Dalits Demand

Dalits Ask, Dalits Demand

Also CheckDr. Ambedkar as an Economist  [Photos]

Dalits Ask – Will RSS, BJP & Congress burn the Manusmriti to follow Dr. Ambedkar’s footsteps?

Dalits Demand – NO, their respect for Dr. Ambedkar is nothing but deception. They are playing with the feelings of Dalits and are misguiding them Dalits demand and ask them to keep their hands off Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Dalit History.

Dalits Ask, Dalits Demand

Dalits Ask, Dalits Demand

Check also –

Leave a comment

Filed under Dalit-Bahujans, Dalits Ask Dalits Demand, Dr B R Ambedkar, Equal Rights

How The London School of Economics and Political Science Remembered Dr. Ambedkar


The London School of Economics and Political Science remembered Dr. Ambedkar on his 124th birth anniversary. LSE said, “Google’s doodle today celebrates 124th birthday of LSE alumnus Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, one of the leading figures in the Indian freedom movement and the founder of India’s Constitution. Popularly known as Babasaheb, Dr Ambedkar was a graduate student at LSE in the early 1920s.”

Check alsoDr. Ambedkar at London School of Economics  [Video]

A snapshot from The London School of Economics and Political Science Facebook page.

LSE remembers Dr. Ambedkar

LSE remembers Dr. Ambedkar

Check also –

Leave a comment

Filed under Dalit History, Dr B R Ambedkar, Today in Dalit History, Today in History