Born of a Dalit Mahar family of western India, he was as a boy humiliated by his high-caste schoolfellows.
His father was an officer in the Indian army. Awarded a scholarship by the Gaekwar ruler of Baroda now Vadodara , he studied at universities in the United States, Britain , and Germany. He soon established his leadership among Dalits, founded several journals on their behalf, and succeeded in obtaining special representation for them in the legislative councils of the government. In Ambedkar became the law minister of the government of India.
He took a leading part in the framing of the Indian constitution, outlawing discrimination against untouchables, and skillfully helped to steer it through the assembly. He resigned in , disappointed at his lack of influence in the government. In October , in despair because of the perpetuation of untouchability in Hindu doctrine, he renounced Hinduism and became a Buddhist, together with about , fellow Dalits, at a ceremony in Nagpur. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.
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Ambedkar, the principal framer of the Indian constitution and a member of the scheduled Mahar caste, abandoned Hinduism for Buddhism, and millions of his lower-caste followers eventually also converted to Buddhism. This conversion was initiated by Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar , a leader of the Scheduled Castes who was also a major figure in the Indian independence movement, a critic of the caste policies of Mohandas K. Ambedkar has developed its own style of Buddhist teaching and practice that incorporates and integrates religious elements drawn from the pre-existing Mahar tradition.
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Today in India, higher education is in transition period. Our teaching and non teaching staff organize various events to elicit positive response from the talented students. Coming as I do from lowest order of the Hindu Society, I know what is the value of education. The problem of raising the lower order is deemed to be economic.
This is a great mistake. The problem of raising the lower order in India is not to feed them, to cloth them and to make them serve the higher classes as the ancient ideal of this country.
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The problem of the lower order is to remove from them that inferiority complex which has stunted their lives for themselves and for the country of which they have been cruelly robbed by the existing social order. Nothing can achieve this purpose except the spread of higher education.
This is in my opinion the panacea of our social troubles". S Principals Admission Sr.
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