B.R.Ambedkar’s Idea on Indian Caste System: An Analytical Evaluation
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891-1956) was one of the leading nation-builders of modernIndia. He is widely considered as the ‘pioneer’ who initiated the ‘liberation movement’ of roughly sixty-five million untouchables ofIndiaof his time. He untiringly worked towards the goal of attainment of justice for all, especially the untouchables in an ‘unjust society’, mainly through political means. In the course of these activities, Ambedkar’s experiences led him to develop his own ideas about society and politics of the contemporaryIndia. The present study intends to examine the various aspects of Ambedkar’s political thinking on issues of caste and caste system prevailed inIndiaand discusses elaborately the Gandhi-Ambedkar debate over Round Table Conference on the issues of caste.
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