Author: W N Kuber
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123009445
This book provides an insight into the multi-sided genius of Dr B R Ambedkar, an eminent son of the country. The erudition, masterly statesmanship, expertise in Constitution drafting and fearless debating characterized this great personality. Dr Ambedkar championed the cause of the downtrodden and contributed towards revitalizing the Indian society by striking at the root of social evils.
Among the untouchable communities in the fold of Hindu society, the Mahars are a robust, adaptable, intelligent, fighting, brae and leading community. It is held by some that the Mahars were original inhabitants of Maharashtra. Maharashtra was the Mahar-Rashtra! The Mahars were the first to come into contact with the Europeans in India. They formed part of the army.
But the recruitment of Mahars in the army was discontinued after 1892. Ramji, father of Ambedkar, protested against this unjust order and approached M G Ranade and interviewed the Governor of Bombay. The order banning the untouchables in the army was withdrawn on February 6, 1917 and a Mahar Battalion (111) was raised in the First World War (1914-1918).
Birth and Early Life
Struggle for Separate Electroates
In the Bombay Legislative Council
In the Constituent Assembly on India
Conversion to Buddhism
Facets of His Life
Vision of India