Ambedkar: Towards an Enlightened India

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Penguin, 2004 - 167 pages
Born In 1891 Into An ‘Untouchable’ Family, Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Was Witness To All The Decisive Phases Of India'S Freedom Movement. While The Well-Known Elite Nationalists Like Gandhi And Nehru Led The Struggle For Political Freedom From British Colonial Rule, Ambedkar Fought A Correlated But Different Struggle, One For The Liberation Of The Most Oppressed Sections Of Indian Society. Ambedkar'S Nationalism Focussed On The Building Of A Nation, On The Creation Of Social Equality And Cultural Integration In A Society Held Enslaved For Centuries By The Unique Tyrannies Of Caste And Varna Ideologies. His Would Be An Enlightened India Based On The Values Of Liberty, Equality And Fraternity.

In This Concise Biography, Gail Omvedt, A Long-Time Researcher Of Dalit Politics And Culture, Presents With Empathy Ambedkar'S Struggle To Become Educated, Overcome The Stigma Of Untouchability And Pursue His Higher Studies Abroad. She Portrays How He Gradually Rose To Become A Lawyer Of International Repute, A Founder Of A New Order Of Buddhism And A Framer Of India'S Constitution.

Ambedkar: Towards An Enlightened India Puts The Man And His Times In Context. Exploring Ambedkar'S Various Aspects—As Scholar, Lawyer, Economist, Religious Leader And Intellectual—It Explains To A New Generation Of Readers How He Became A National And Dalit Leader And An Icon Of The Dispossessed.

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Dr. Gail Omvedt has been living in India since 1978, became an Indian citizen in 1983, and works as a freelance writer and development consultant. She has also worked actively with various social movements including the Dalit and anti-caste movements, farmers movements, environmental movement and especially with rural women.

Besides having undertaken many research projects, Dr Omvedt has been a consultant for FAO, UNDP and NOVIB and has served as a Dr Ambedkar Chair Professor at NISWASS in Orissa, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pune and an Asian Guest Professor at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library and Research Director of the Krantivir Trust.

A prolific writer, Gail Omvedt has published a large number of books including "Dalit Visions "(1975), "Violence against Women: New Theories and New Movements in India "(1991) and "Dalits and Democractic Revolution "(1994) besides having translated "Growing up Untouchable in India: A Dalit Autobiography". She is currently engaged in translating Tukaram, considered to be the greatest Marathi writer of all time.

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