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Parity In Disparity

Despite differences on how to get there, Ambedkar and the Congress shared a common goal: an egalitarian society

Parity In Disparity
Standing Tall | Photograph by Prabhjot Singh Gill
Parity In Disparity
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2020-08-14T12:09:35+05:30

For the democratisation of Indian political society, many efforts have been ­initiated by different political parties to protect the interests of weaker sections, mainly Dalits. But none has been more successful than the endeavours of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. Whenever the idea of social inequality and injustice comes up, Dr B.R. Ambedkar is the foremost person to strike everyone’s mind. Belonging to a family of the ­oppressed and ‘untouchable’ Mahar caste, he was a jurist, economist, fearless social reformer, anthropologist, author and a great constitutionalist.

An architect of the Indian Constitution, Ambedkar was a prof­ound scholar of his times whose ­involvement in Indian social and political democracy cannot be surpassed. He analysed the inner fragmentation of Dalits and desired the balancing out of India’s iniquitous social system. Clubbing together people of different religions, sects, castes, communities and regions, he gave them a collective identity as ‘Dalits’. His three-word...

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