Author: Gail Omvedt
Translator(s)/ Edito: Puran Chand Tandon
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0144001614
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.
This volume puts the man and his times in context. Exploring Ambedkar's various aspects—as scholar, lawyer, economist, religious leader and intellectual—it explains to a new generation of readers how he became a national and Dalit leader and an icon of the dispossessed.