Ambedkar's Legacy

Equality, dignity and justice

Print edition : May 29, 2015

Political leaders paying tribute to B.R. Ambedkar at his statue at Daba Gardens in Visakhapatnam on the occasion of his birth anniversary this year. Photo: K.R. DEEPAK

Bal Gangadhar Tilak."Nationalist elites" such as Tilak did put merit on modernity as the compulsory condition for participation in democracy. He said: "If the lower castes manage to go to the legislature, what would they do in such places?" Photo: The Hindu Archives

Ambedkar did not set such concepts as democracy and modernity in opposition to each other but bound them together symbiotically so that they could grow together.
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