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25th June (1959) in Dalit History – Foundation of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Shikshan Sahayak Mandal

25th June (1959) in Dalit History – Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Shikshan Sahayak Mandal (Educational Assstance Committee), Niphad in Nasik district.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Shikshan Sahayak Mandal was started on June 25, 1959 at Niphad as a memorial to the late Dr. B. R. Ambedkar to cater educational and residential facilities to the scheduled caste students coming from the rural areas. For the fulfillment of this objective the Mandal conducts High Schools and Boardings.

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Daily Words of Dr. Ambedkar for 23rd June

Whatever opinion anybody may possess about the Hindu social reformers, I personally have a nausea for them. I have no regard for them. I have had very bitter experience of them. That those people, who live in their own caste, die in their own caste, marry in their own caste, should befool the people with false slogans, saying, “We will break the caste!”, is really surprising. And if the Untouchables do not believe them, they get annoyed with them! Is it not astonishing? – Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar


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15th May in Dalit History – Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar published Annihilation Of Caste

On 15th May, 1936 Babasaheb Ambedkar published Annihilation Of Caste book. Dr. Ambedkar was scheduled to deliver this speech to a conference in Lahore, but could not. The conference organizers cancelled his invitation as they felt the contents of the speech were too radical for the time. Dr. Ambedkar later released the speech in written format, and it became one of his most famous work – title, ‘Annihilation of Caste’. In this work, Dr. Ambedkar discussed the problems in ending the caste system in India, and how those problems could be countered.

If you’d like to read the text, Columbia University in the City of New York has designed a special e-text format of the speech for easy readability and cross-referencing at http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/mmt/ambedkar/web/index.html

Annihilation of Caste – Front Page

Annihilation of Caste – Front Page


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Why Dalit History Matters

This article was first posted at Round Table India.

If you want to destroy a society, destroy its History and the society will get destroyed automatically – Dr. Ambedkar

Dalit History Month

Dalit History Month

Nobody till now has questioned winners; neither will anyone in the future ask them, how have they won? Fiction is “generally accepted falsehood” or “non factual literature”, whereas the History is “systematic continuous record of events”. Dalit history has been maligned and distorted since ages. Historians ought to be freeless, sincere, open minded, open hearted, truth seeking & also courageous to show the truth at any cost but it is the misfortune of the Dalits of India that historians have always presented a distorted picture & never showed the truth to the people. Being Dalit, we have been taught to hate ourselves, we have been taught that Dalits’ don’t have any history; we have been taught Dalits can’t do any good. Who taught you all this? The upper castes did. Hence, almost everyone confuses history with fiction & historians have made people blind, deaf & dumb – have disabled people from thinking rationally. Historians have made us believe and worship fictitious characters such as Krishna and Rama.

A few years ago, the Punjab School Education Board came up with a 4th standard book in which Guru Ravidas was shown worshiping King Rama and Sita. But in reality, Guru Ravidas was against idol worship and he never worshiped any of these two deities. Not only this, the names of Guru Ravidas’ parents, his date of birth and even the Guru’s name were wrongly published! Further, it was taught to us that Guru Ravidas was a disciple of Ramanand but nowhere in Guru Ravidas’ bani (teachings) will you find Ramanand’s name mentioned even though the names of other saints such as Saint Kabir, Saint Namdev etc., are mentioned in his bani. A few days back, Mohan Bhagwat from RSS was claiming that Dr. Ambedkar believed in RSS’ ideology!

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Google Honored Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar with Google Doodle

In India, Google Honored Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar with Google Doodle on 14th April, 2015. Since long, Dalits from all over the world have been demanding this and this year Google has listened and came up with the following Google Doodle on Dr. Ambedkar. To view online click here.

Google Doodle on Dr. Ambedkar

Google Doodle on Dr. Ambedkar

Dr. B R Ambedkar doodle can be seen on Google’s country-specific home pages across three continents – Argentina, Chile, India, Ireland, Peru, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

P.S. – Thanks to all those people who have been sending emails and requesting for google doodle on Dr. Ambedkar.

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