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DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR AND RELIGION

Ramendra Kumar Gupta

Abstract


Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was a great scholar in his time. Although he was born in Hindu family, but his caste Mahar was untouchable in Hindu religion. At that time untouchables were deprived and depressed and had no tradition of study. But Ambedkar enough fortunate to pursue his academic study. From the very early had period of his life, Ambedkar made a vow to remove the stigma of untouchable. He participated in social activities to struggle for the rights and benefits of the low castes and the untouchables. Ambedkar's efforts to improve the conditions of the untouchable and remove untouchability did not bring a satisfactory consequence. He began to realize that the problem of the untouchable could not resolved by social, economical or even political means but it must be resolved by religion method, and he adopted Buddhism. This present paper will focus on critical views of Dr. Ambedkar on different religions.

Keywords


Untouchable, Religion, Untouchability, Equality,Depressed Buddhism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21922/srjhsel.v7i32.15429