7 books by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar that are relevant even today!

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Journey to justice: 7 must-reads by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for Ambedkar Jayanti

This Ambedkar Jayanti, discover the literary contributions of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar through these books that shed light on the pursuit of social justice.

"Life should be great rather than long." With these words, Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, affectionately known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, sets the tone as we honour his birth anniversary today. The brain behind the Indian Constitution, he was a giant in India's social and political scene and he carved out a space for himself. Born into a Dalit family in 1891, Ambedkar's life was an inspirational story of fighting against caste discrimination, pushing for fairness, equality, and the rights of those pushed to the margins. As the perils of caste still lurk around, his many writings still inspire, shining a light on the issues of caste-based discrimination and crimes. Even though Babasaheb is gone, his words still offer clear insight into how to build a fairer society - the mark of a legendary man. Hence, on this Ambedkar Jayanti, we look back at some of his works that are important reads even today.

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Annihilation of Caste

This is perhaps Babasaheb's most popular book and for the right reasons. 'Annihilation of Caste' is a powerful book that criticizes the unfair caste system deeply rooted in Indian society. Ambedkar passionately calls for ending this system and creating a society where everyone is equal. 

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The Buddha and His Dhamma

In this detailed book, Ambedkar explores the life and teachings of the Buddha, highlighting how Buddhism values fairness and treating everyone equally. 'The Buddha and His Dhamma' is a guide for Ambedkar's belief in Buddhism as a way to break free from caste-based discrimination.

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The Problem of the Rupee: Its Origin and Its Solution

Ambedkar shows his knack for economics in this thorough look at India's money. 'The Problem of the Rupee' dives into how India's money has changed over time and suggests practical fixes for monetary issues. It demonstrates Ambedkar's varied approach to making society better.

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Thoughts on Linguistic States

In this thoughtful book, Ambedkar looks at the many languages spoken in India and suggests that states should be organized based on language. 'Thoughts on Linguistic States' highlights how language is crucial in forming a nation and argues that giving power to local communities can make them stronger.


Pakistan or the Partition of India

Ambedkar's insightful study of India's partition offers a valuable understanding of the independence struggle. In 'Pakistan or the Partition of India,' he carefully looks at what caused the partition and cautions against religious nationalism. 

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Who Were the Shudras?

Questioning commonly accepted historical stories, Ambedkar examines where the Shudra caste came from and how they were perceived in ancient India. 'Who Were the Shudras?' is a serious study that aims to bring back the forgotten history and respect of overlooked groups. It shows why it's important to rethink history to fight discrimination based on caste.

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The Untouchables: Who Were They and Why They Became Untouchables?

In this enlightening book, Ambedkar explores where untouchability comes from and how it hurts Dalits. 'The Untouchables' carefully looks at the social and cultural reasons why caste discrimination continues and it asks for influential changes to end this unfairness.

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As we celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti, let us not only remember Babasaheb Ambedkar but also promise to uphold his beliefs in fairness, equality, and respect for all. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's writings still inspire us to strive for a society where everyone is included and treated equally.

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