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Whose Ambedkar Is He Anyway?

The true riddle of Ambedkar is: why did he consider himself a Hindu at all, despite having seen the ugly side of discrimination and his trenchant criticism of the religion?

Whose Ambedkar Is He Anyway?
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Whose Ambedkar Is He Anyway?
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2016-04-08T11:25:40+05:30
  • The Beginning Ambedkar’s name derives from his name village ‘Ambavade’, located in Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra
  • Soldier Dad His father Ramji Maloji Sakpal retired as a subedar from the British Indian Army in Mhow
  • First Student Ambedkar was the 14th and last child of his parents. He was the only one of them to go to high school.
  • In Bombay Ambedkar was the first ‘unto­uchable’ to enter Elphinstone High School, affiliated to University of Bombay
  • Home Life When Ambedkar was 15, his marriage was arranged with 9-year-old Ramabai. She passed away in 1935.
  • Second Marriage In 1948, he married a Brahmin doctor, Sharda Kabir, who then took on the name Savita

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On October 13, 1935, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar announced at the Depressed Classes Confer­ence in Yeola, in the Bombay Pre­s­idency:...

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