Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: A Modern Indian Philosopher

Posted: दिसम्बर 27, 2015 in 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, Dalit Liberation, Dr. B.R.ambedkar, Philosophy and Education, Social Philosophy, values, Women Studies

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Abstract

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is one of the names that changed social order of the age-old tradition of suppression and humiliation. He was an intellectual, scholar & statesman and contributed greatly in the nation building. He led a number of movements to emancipate the downtrodden masses and to secure human rights to millions of depressed classes. He has left an indelible imprint through his immense contribution in framing the modern Constitution of free India. He stands as a symbol of struggle for achieving the Social Justice. We can assign several roles to this great personality due to his life full dedication towards his mission of eradicating evils from Indian society. The social evils of Indian society, also neglected this great personality even in intellectual sphere too. The so-called intellectuals of India not honestly discussed his contribution to Indian intellectual heritage, rather what they discussed, also smells their biases towards a Dalit literate and underestimated his great personality. This paper will attempt to discuss important facts about life and a short description of the literature written by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Then discuss his philosophy in the five major sections i.e. Feminism and women empowerment, philosophy of education, ideas on social justice and equality, philosophy of politics and economics and philosophy of religion.

Key words: Indian social system, social equality, philosophy of religion, women empowerment, Indian education.

Note: To be presented atTwo-Day National Seminar on Understanding Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar organized by the Post Graduate Department of  Political Science , Dayal College, Karnal  on 23th and 24th January, 2016.

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