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

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

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780143065906, 0143065904
  • Edition: 1, 2008
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If Gandhi was Bapu, the “father” of a society in which he tried to inject equality while maintaining the “Hindu” framework, Ambedkar was Baba to his people and the great liberator from that framework.’ Born in 1891 into an ‘untouchable’ family, Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was witness to all the decisive phases of India's freedom movement. While the well-known elite nationalists like Gandhi and Nehru led the struggle for political freedom from British colonial rule, Ambedkar fought a correlated but different struggle, one for the liberation of the most oppressed sections of Indian society. Ambedkar's nationalism focussed on the building of a nation, on the creation of social equality and cultural integration in a society held enslaved for centuries by the unique tyrannies of caste and varna ideologies. His would be an enlightened India based on the values of liberty, equality and fraternity. In this concise biography, Gail Omvedt, a long-time researcher of Dalit politics and culture, presents with empathy Ambedkar's struggle to become educated, overcome the stigma of untouchability and pursue his higher studies abroad. She portrays how he gradually rose to become a lawyer of international repute, a founder of a new order of Buddhism and a framer of India's Constitution. Ambedkar: Towards an Enlightened India puts the man and his times in context and explains to a new generation of readers how he became a national and Dalit leader and an icon of the dispossessed.

About the Author
Dr. Gail Omvedt is an American born Indian scholar, sociologist and human rights activist. Omvedt has been involved in Dalit and anti-caste movements, environmental, farmers' and women's movements.
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  • PENGUIN
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  • 2008 November
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  • Gail Omvedt
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  • 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.
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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.
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Abhinav Sharma

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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....
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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.
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BHUSHAN MASKAY

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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.
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