Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was a national leader. It is grossly unfair to characterize him simply as a leader of Dalits. Ambedkar's erudition, mass movements, role in the Government and outside clearly demonstrate his broader vision of building a democratic Republic through creation of social equality and cultural integration in the age-old caste-ridden, inherently unjust and discriminating society. As a nationalist and valiant champion of human rights, his speeches reflect his life-long dedication to awaken the social conscience of modern India.
This trilogy is the first ever attempt at a systematic study of all speeches attributed to Dr Ambedkar. In all, as many as 537 speeches have been identified (and presented in a Complete Bibliography). Of these, 500 speeches have been reviewed and analysed, relating them to landmark developments in the country on one hand, and the ups and downs in the course of Dr Ambedkar's most eventful public life on the other.
A comprehensive collection, these three volumes contain 301 Seminal Speeches (translated into English where necessary) presented with succinct contextualization. The selected speeches have been divided into seven categories: Autobiographical, Social and Guidance to Followers (Volume I), Economics, Religion and Law and Constitution (Volume II) and Political Speeches (Volume III), presented with a brief introduction for each category
About the Author
Narendra Jadhav is a well-known economist, policy maker, educationist, social scientist and best selling author. He has written or edited 22 books including a trilogy on Rabindranath Tagore (Granthali, 2011), Re-emerging India (ICFAI University Press, 2006), Monetary Policy, Financial Stability and Central Banking in India (Macmillan, India, 2006), Untouchables (Simon and Schuster, USA, 2005), Outcaste?A Memoir (Penguin, India, 2003), and Monetary Economics for India (Macmillan, India, 1993). In addition, he has authored 27 major official Reports, contributed over 100 research papers in professional journals and delivered numerous lectures in national and international fora.
Narendra Jadhav holds a PhD in Economics from Indiana University, USA. He is currently serving as Member (in the rank and status of Minister of State), Planning Commission and Member, National Advisory Council, Government of India.
A celebrated public figure, Dr Jadhav is recipient of as many as 55 national and international awards for his contribution to the fields of economics, education, literature, culture and social work. These include four Honorary D. Lit Degrees and the title of the Commander of the Order of Academic Palmes by the Government of France.