CASTES IN INDIA: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development

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Ssoft Group, INDIA, Feb 11, 2016 - 36 pages
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Paper presented at an Anthropology Seminar taught by Dr. A. A. Goldenweizer
Columbia University
9th May 1916


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The book is one of the first papers presented by DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR , which created a revolution among
Scholars of their time for his boldness. A great vintage
Book and need to be collection item if original is available

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it is an amazing explanation of the caste system of india.

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 Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination in India, striving for equal social rights for Dalits, women and labour. He was independent India's first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.

Ambedkar was a prolific student, earning a law degree and various doctorates from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and gained a reputation as a scholar for his research in law, economics and political science. In his early career he was an economist, professor, and lawyer. His later life was marked by his political activities, where he became involved in the negotiations for India's independence campaigning by publishing journals advocating political rights and social freedom for untouchables and contributing significantly to the establishment of the state of India. In 1956 he converted to Buddhism, initiating mass conversions of Dalits.

In 1990, Ambedkar was posthumously conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. Ambedkar's legacy includes numerous memorials and depictions in popular culture.

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