WORSHIPPING FALSE GODS
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    WORSHIPPING FALSE GODS  (English, Paperback, Shourie, Arun)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • ISBN: 9789350293430, 9350293439
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    Description

    In the last couple of decades, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar has been idolized by the people of the nation in a way that no other leader has been. Many political parties have managed to get an upper hand by just using his name. He even has an old cartoon of him that has been causing political parties to run for cover, and asking for the offensive cartoon to be erased.

    Summary of the Book

    Worshipping False Gods is a book authored by Arun Shourie in which he uses his knowledge on the subject to take a critical look at the legend that Ambedkar had become. His keen eye for detail allows him to go deep into the archives and ask questions that seem relevant like whether Ambedkar coordinated his opposition to the freedom struggle with the British, how his approach to social change is in contrast to that of Gandhi’s, and whether the Constitution rose from him or did it grow as a dynamic living organism. The book goes into the myths on which dialog is built in India today.

    About Arun Shourie

    Arun Shourie is an Indian author, journalist and politician. He has previously worked as an economist with the World Bank. Other designations of his have been: consultant to Planning Commission of India, editor of the Indian Express and The Times of India, and a minister in the Government of India. In 1982, Arun Shourie was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

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    Prejudiced!!

    My only reason to give this book 5 stars is to attract attention of all the prejudiced minds who somehow managed to banish ambedkar and his work.People say all kinds of shits about great personalites be it Ambedkar,Gandhi,Nehru etc without objectively verifying the facts via credible Sources.

    I myself had so many prejudiced notions about gandhi,ambedkar and what not because of all the crap that flows in social media via facebook,twitter,whatsapp etc. you can find all kinds of stories planted...
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    Rahul Khairnar

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    nice

    very nice book...very informative...an eye opener....very bold and true...hats off to shri arun shourie...
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    adv pruthu anand abhyankar

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    Ambedkar has never been choice of majority, a layer deeper than construct of Nationalism.

    This book is enlightenment to the core. A fair and brutal analysis of pre & post independent india. Since childhood we have been taught about leaders who fought for independence , but never been made aware of any who was against it. It's a must read for younger generation to understand the constructs and indoctrination of "Nationalism". This book will clarify the reasons why political / nationalist parties are compelled to show some respect to the drafter of our construction , Dr BR Ambedkar,...
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    Rakesh Singh

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    Thoughr Provoking !!!

    Highly recommended..good incisive work. Arun Shourie must be appreciated that contrary to perception he has not challenged the ideals of Babsaheb but only deliberated on them with his intellectual insight
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    Prashant Shukla

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    14 Feb, 2014

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    worshipping false gods

    Very exhaustive, well documented with painstaking thoroughness. But becomes repetitive. Had this been shortened to about half of the length would have been much more readable. I suugest to the author to publish bridged versions and in future to avoid repetitions. This particular book contains huge amounts of transcripts of inconsequential communications between governors, governor general and Secretary for India. Would have been better if authors words were more than others. I had to literall...
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    v.c.mohan

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    21 Dec, 2014

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    Bad book

    This book written deliberately to detract the reputation of Baba Saheb.
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    Unearthing some erased things about Bharat Ratna.

    Some hidden or earsed things are unearthed by the the Magasesey winner author Mr. Arun Shorey. Though bit higher level English and detailed description of the incidences.
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    Samir Pathak

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    FOR AMBEDKAR SOCIAL CHANGES PRECEDES POLITICAL CHANGES

    1. For him social reform precedes political changes becoz without them a false nation will be build up
    2. Ambedkar was not interested in freedom movement becoz then the upper caste hindus will rule dalits hence no difference in their life
    3. a nation should be ruined if it treats one-fifth of its citizens like animals and ambedkar will hates to be a leader it
    4. had freedom come in slow degree it would done justice to all section, on 15th august all the govt. post were taken by caste hindus, ...
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    Vijay

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    Reply to some Question Which are out of context

    People who claim

    1 ) for Ambedkar Social reform precedes Political change without them false nation will be build up ..
    Answer :- Then Y he has written nothing about attorocites committed by Muslim on "Dalits" in West Pakistan and East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) ...
    If he was so concern about false nation Why he was writing letter to British PM to not free India ?

    2) Ambedkar was not interest in Freedom movement becoz upper caste hindu dalit hence no differnce in ther Life..

    Answer :- It ...
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    Ramesh Garud

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    30 Nov, 2013

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    It can only Happen in India Where Traitors are respected and Freedom Fighter are DisRespected

    It can only Happen in India Where Traitors are respected and Freedom Fighter are Dis-respected.

    Ambedkar was Among the Biggest Traitor of indian Freedom movment.

    This person was Writting Britishers not to free India.

    Because Him more lac people Died in bengal becasue he supported Britishers Decision to take away Agriculature produce from bengal.

    and ,amy more instance of history Where he was just Opposite of Freedom movement.
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