Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Ambedkar, Bhimrao Ramji

 

Born April 1893; died Dec. 6, 1956, in New Delhi. Indian political figure and leader of the untouchables movement. Marathi by nationality. Studied in universities in India, the USA, Germany, and England. Awarded the degree of doctor of economics and commerce.

Ambedkar became active in politics in the late 1920’s. He worked against the caste system. A representative of the upper elements of the untouchables, he led various political organizations of the lower castes (the Association of Oppressed Castes and others). A supporter of M. Gandhi, Ambedkar belonged to the right wing of the nationalist movement. After India gained independence in 1947, Ambedkar entered the government as minister of justice (1947–51). He was one of the authors of the Indian constitution (1950). He is the author of many works, mainly about Indian castes—for example, Castes in India and The Annihilation of Caste.

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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables, while also supporting the rights of women and labour.
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"His full name is Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and we have only done what is factual and correct,"said a minister on Friday, adding that the opposition was being unfair in seeing everything through the prism of electoral politics.
Mumbai: India paid homage to Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the architect of the country's Constitution and social reformer revered by millions of Dalits, on his 61st death anniversary.
Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer, who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables ( Dalits).
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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar 14 April 1891 -- 6 December 1956), popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Dalits, women and labour.
Born into a family of 'untouchables' in 1891, Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is an icon of modern India.
Sin embargo, historiadores indos aseguran que el gran lider jamas renuncio realmente al sistema de castas y que saboteo por debajo del agua la labor de Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, el principal artifice de la constitucion de India y fundador del primer partido politico de intocables.