B.R. Ambedkar


Born
in Mhow (now Dr. Ambedkar Nagar), India
April 14, 1891

Died
December 06, 1956

Genre

Influences


“An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering.”

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956)
Founding Father, Modern India
MA 1915, PhD 1927
LLD 1952 (hon.)

Ambedkar was a leader in the struggle for Indian independence, the architect of the new nation's constitution, and the champion of civil rights for the 60 million members of the "untouchable" caste, to which he belonged. He spoke and wrote ceaselessly on behalf of "untouchables," but his passion for justice was broad: in 1950 he resigned from his position as the country's first minister of law when Nehru's cabinet refused to pass the Women's Rights Bill. Ambedkar was committed to maintaining his independence, and many of the positions he staked out in a long and complex relationship wit
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“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”
Bhim Rao Ambedkar

“Freedom of mind is the real freedom.
A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man.
One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man.
One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead.
Freedom of mind is the proof of one's existence.”
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“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”
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