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Jotirao Phule: An incomplete Renaissance

The sharp and manifold increase in the caste and communal struggles of the recent past has made Phule's thought and action more relevant than ever before. A report on a seminar which evaluated his relevance in the present crisis.

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Savitribai and India?s Conversation on Education

Suzana Andrade International Education Researcher Columbia University, New York, Thom Wolf International President and Professor of Global Studies, University Institute, New DelhiYou owe her. But do you know her? Savitribai Phule, the Mother of modern Indian education. If you are an Indian woman who reads, you owe her. If you are an educated Indian woman, you owe her. If you are an Indian school girl reading this chapter in English, you owe her. If you are an educated international desi woman, you owe her.

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Contemporary relevance of Baba Saheb Ambedkar

"Ambedkar’s Buddhism was a Buddhism of a minority trying to liberate the entire nation. Ambedkar opposed separatism but always kept in mind the unique nature of the oppression of the Dalits."

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22 Vows of Dr. Ambedkar

 

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar prescribed 22 vows to his followers during the historic religious conversion to Buddhism on 15 October 1956 at Deeksha Bhoomi, Nagpur in India. The conversion to Buddhism by 800,000 people was historic because it was the largest religious conversion, the world has ever witnessed.

 He prescribed these oaths so that there may be complete severance of bond with Hinduism. These 22 vows struck a blow at the roots of Hindu beliefs and practices. These vows could serve as a bulwark to protect Buddhism from confusion and contradictions. These vows could liberate converts from superstitions, wasteful and meaningless rituals, which have led to pauperisation of masses and enrichment of upper castes of Hindus.

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Dr.Ambedkar and Women

ambdBaba Saheb Ambedkar was the great liberator of Indian womanhood. He designed the Hindu Code Bill to liberate Hindu womanhood aambedkar, womnd resigned from the Cabinet as the first Law Minister of independent India for the cause of women. That was his unique sacrifice for  the women.

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Ambedkar - Leader of Untouchables

Ambedkar represented the Harijans in the negotiations with Gandhi at the independence of India. This is the story of his life.raditional Indian society was built on the caste system, which classified people into various classes ranked in terms of status. Caste membership determined not just status but life opportunities such as which kinds of employment were possible, which educational and social institutions were available and where future potential spouses could be found.

 

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Mahatma Jyotirao Phule

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Jyotirao Govindrao Phule (April 11, 1827 — November 28, 1890), also known as Mahatma Jyotiba Phule was an activist, thinker, social reformer and revolutionary from Maharashtra in the nineteenth century. His remarkable influence was apparent in fields like education, agriculture, caste system, women and widow upliftment and removal of untouchability.


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