Dr. B.R.Ambedkar | Braves by Their Broken Hearts

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar | The man of the masses

What made this Untouchable person in 90s become the most powerful guide to the minorities of the present day India? What made this ignored child to frame the Mighty constitution of India?

Biographical sketch | Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
  • Last child of Ramji Maloji Sakpal, an army officer in Madhya Pradesh,India
  • Born into a poor low dalit caste (Mahar)
  • Subjected to Socio-Economic Descrimination
  • His ancestors worked for the army of British East India Company
  • Ambedkar and other fellow students were been ignored and given less attention by the school teachers for being dalits.
  • He was not allowed to sit inside the classroom and learn along with other students
  • Being a dalit, he was not allowed to take or drink water directly from the public wells. He have to beg the higher class people for water 
  • He always forced to be sit on a gunny sack, which , he used to take always with him to school.
  • Mother died when he was just 10.
  • He was been married to a girl, Ramabai, when he was 15 years old.
  • He was the first untouchable, who entered the College education.
  • He worked as a Private Tutor, an Accountant, a consultant. But, failed when he was known as an untouchable dalit to his clients.
  • He was a successful teacher to his students. But, the other teachers objected to his sharing and drinking water-jug with his students.
  • While practicing law in Bombay High Court, he tried to promote education to untouchables and uplift them.
  • He began public movements and marches to open up public drinking water resources to the untouchables. 
  • He also began a struggle to make dalits get the right to enter Hindu temples. 
  • He erased the 'Untouchables' and brought Scheduled castes and Scheduled tribes into Indian legislature. 
  • In 1935 , He was appointed as the Principal of Government Law College, Mumbai. 
  • He stocked his personal library with more than 50,000 books!! 
  • His wife died in 1935, by an illness, after he refused to let her visit Pandharpur, where the people shows descrimination towards dalits. 
  • He founded a political party named, INDEPENDENT LABOUR PARTY in 1936. 
  • He published a book, Annihilation of Caste in 1936. 
  • In his work Who Were the Shudras?, Ambedkar tried to explain the formation of untouchables. 
  • on 29 August, 1947, he was appointed as the Chairman of Constitution Drafting Committee. 
  • Ambedkar opposed article 370 of Constitution of India, which granted a special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. 
  • Ambedkar resigned from the cabinet in 1951, when parliament stalled his draft of the Hindu Code Bill, which sought to enshrine gender equality in the laws of inheritance and marriage. 
  • He argued that industrialisation and agricultural growth could enhance the Indian economy. 
  • He studied Buddhism all his life. Around 1950, he devoted his attention to Buddhism and travelled to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to attend a meeting of the World Fellowship of Buddhists
  • Three days after completing his final manuscript The Buddha and His Dhamma, Ambedkar died in his sleep on 6 December 1956 at his home in Delhi.

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