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B.R.

Ambedkar- A Truly Social Reformer


Dr. Deepak Kumar1, Dr. Pardeep Kamboj2

Director-Principal, Bharat Group of Colleges 1

Assistant Professor, Deparment of Law, CDLU Sirsa 2

Abstract

B.R. Ambedkar, one of the best known social reformers, remembered as principal
architect of Indian constitutional and messiah of unprivileged people. We generally
acknowledged him Babasaheb. His full life devoted to eliminate the social evil like
caste boundaries, untouchability and work for women upliftment. Owing to entire
exceptional offering, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar can truly be entitled as Vision maker of a
democratic social arrangement. The primary aim of this paper is examine the facts
that his works truly make him as a man of commitment.

Keyword: Indian Constitution, Social Reform, caste boundaries, unprivileged

The issues related to caste system in India prevalent even today, but perhaps the
things would be worst still if it had not been for this man, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. He
was born in Madhya Pardesh in 1891. As a member of Hindu Mahar Caste, the
caste which was suffered by untouchable treated them bad by upper class. He
himself was the victim of discrimination and even segregated at school. While
studying in USA, this type of worst behavior continued even after gaining
scholarship. He was awarded a DSc at the London School of Economics at
London. His journey against caste discrimination started after returning from trip,
then after he organized many marches against untouchables, right to access to
water supply and to enter Hindu temples.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar fought for dalits for getting normal treatment with Mahatma
Gandhi. He wanted unprivileged dalits to become part of electorate in political
system. In 1947, he was asked to be the law minister of newly independent
country, with a central part of his job being the law minister in drawing of its new
first constitution. The text prepared by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar provided constitutional
gurantee and protection for range of civil liberties, including freedom of religion,
abolition of untouchability and outlawing of discrimination.
He even studied Buddhism and attended many conferences for research in
Buddhism in Ceylon which is now in Sri Lanka. He wrote many books on
Buddhism religion. He died in 1956.

His legacy of forwarded thinking, social reform echoes down to India today,
although his linking to caste system to Hinduism has made him unpopular to many.

References:

1. http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/dr-ambedkar-a-social-reformer/
2. The Hindu Nov 26th 2016.
3. India TV News Desk 14 Apr 2015, 13:04:16