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B.R. Ambedkar


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

Died
December 06, 1956

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Influences


Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born in 1891 into an “Untouchable” family of modest means. One of India’s most radical thinkers, he transformed the social and political landscape in the struggle against British colonialism. He was a prolific writer who oversaw the drafting of the Indian Constitution and served as India’s first Law Minister. In 1935, he publicly declared that though he was born a Hindu, he would not die as one. Ambedkar eventually embraced Buddhism, a few months before his death in 1956.

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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.”
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Writings And Speeches: A Ready Reference Manual

“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”
Bhim Rao Ambedkar

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