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The relevance of Ambedkar

Print edition : May 15, 2015

Dr B.R. Ambedkar

B.R. Ambedkar being sworn in as independent India’s first Law Minister by President Rajendra Prasad. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru looks on.

With his professors and friends from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ambedkar with his family members. From left, son Yashwant, wife Ramabai, and brother's wife Laxmibai.

October 14, 1956: With his second wife Savita Ambedkar, holding a statue of the Buddha, during the "Dhamma Diksha" ceremony in Nagpur. Ambedkar died on December 6, 1956.

An assessment of the legacy of the oppressed intellectual and social rebel Babasaheb Ambedkar in the 125th year of his birth, especially in the context of the Hindu Right’s efforts to appropriate him.
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