Ambedkar's World: The Making of Babasaheb and the Dalit Movement

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Navayana Publishing, 2013 - Dalits - 303 pages
This is a classic monograph on the Mahar movement in western India. It documents the social and political forces that shaped Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891 56), the greatest leader of Dalits, and the manner in which Ambedkar shaped the destiny of the Dalits of Maharashtra and India. Zelliot chronicles the movement from its origins with the first Mahar petition in 1890 till its culmination in the mass conversion to Buddhism in 1956. She describes the defining influences of the pre-Ambedkar leadership, the Mahar army tradition, the cult of Cokhamela, the Mahad satyagraha, the temple-entry movements, the various newspapers Ambedkar edited, the Round Table Conferences, and the political parties Ambedkar founded. Using a wide array of primary sources, she offers a rich history of one of modern India s most defining movements.

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The emergence of the Ambedkarite movement influenced by Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar's championing for minority rights has been one of the most significant developments in India, since the 1930s. This book examines the emergence, ideology, mobilization strategies, and spread of the Ambedkarite This important book traces the history of the Dalit movement from its beginning in the 19th century to the death of its most famous leader  

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