Ambedkar - Towards an Enlightened India
Get notified when this item comes back in stock.

Ambedkar - Towards an Enlightened India (English, Paperback, Gail Omvedt)

Share

Ambedkar - Towards an Enlightened India  (English, Paperback, Gail Omvedt)

4.5
32 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Special price
₹240
299
19% off
Sold Out
This item is currently out of stock
Author
Read More
Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780143065906, 0143065904
  • Edition: 1, 2008
Description

This book is the biography of a man who is known for having drafted the Indian Constitution.

Summary of the Book

Many books have been written about Ambedkar before this, but they all concentrate on his social activist side. This book focuses on how he made an effort to bring justice to the Dalits. Ambedkar was born into and belonged to the Mahar community. He underwent many humiliations and the Mahars were considered to be untouchables. He decided that the Dalits needed to be brought out of the Hindu society to be free. Gandhiji and other freedom fighters fought against the British rule, while Ambedkar concentrated on freeing the marginalized societies from orthodox oppression. He wanted to provide justice to these communities and provide them with equal rights so they could live with dignity and respect. In this book, the author has traced the life of Ambedkar from when he was a child to the struggles that he overcame. Today, he is one of the most highly respected leaders of the country.

About Gail Omvedt

Dr. Gail Omvedt is an American-born Indian scholar, sociologist and human rights activist. He has been involved in Dalit and anti-caste movements. He has also been a part of environmental, farmers and women’s movements.

Read More
Specifications
Book Details
Imprint
  • PENGUIN
Publication Year
  • 2008 November
Contributors
Authored By
  • Gail Omvedt
Author Info
  • Gail Omvedt is an American born scholar on Indian studies.Other books by this author - Gender and Technology: Emerging Asian Visions, Dalits and the Democratic Revolution, and Growing Up Untouchable: A Dalit Autobiography Among Others.Her books reflect her ideas on caste and gender based discrimination.Gail Omvedt was born in Minneapolis. She earned a Ph.D in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. She moved to India and has been an Indian citizen since 1983. She is a social activist, involved in anti-caste, womens rights and environmental movements.
Ratings & Reviews
4.5
32 Ratings &
4 Reviews
  • 5
     24
  • 4
     2
  • 3
     5
  • 2
     0
  • 1
     1
3

short and sweet

In simple words 'short and sweet'. Though, there are many books written on Dr Ambedkar (even he himself wrote extensively on different issues)which have delved deep into his life and ideas, this one is suited for those who haven't had the opportunity to read Dr Ambedkar even once. The Book is not at all voluminous and I certainly feel that it has been able to capture the essence of Dr Ambedkar's life.
READ MORE

Abhinav Sharma

Certified Buyer

29 Jan, 2012

6
1
Report Abuse
4

life is another name of struggle!!!!

gail omvedt has given the detail scenario of BABA AMTE which is inspiring to the religion human to come and save society from supersition........basically every freedom fighter has there own struggle for independence discrimination is also the curse to us....
READ MORE

Flipkart User

Certified Buyer

14 May, 2012

4
3
Report Abuse
3

Short Read. Good for overview

A very short book on the life of Ambedkar. Good to have an overview of events in his life. Goes a little haphazard in the series of events. Read only if you want to have a brief understanding of his contributions.
READ MORE

BHUSHAN MASKAY

Certified Buyer, Nagpur

6 Apr, 2014

1
1
Report Abuse
1

Very Bad print Quality

The quality of print is very bad. I seriously feel this is a locally printed one. Absolutely disappointed with the quality.
READ MORE

Jaison Babu

Certified Buyer

1 Apr, 2014

0
0
Report Abuse
+
All 4 reviews
Have doubts regarding this product?
Safe and Secure Payments.Easy returns.100% Authentic products.
Back to top