People

Topics: Dalit, Maharashtra, Hinduism Pages: 3 (1031 words) Published: August 30, 2013
“Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.” These were the words of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, affectionately known as Babasaheb Ambedkar .He wasn’t just the main architecture of the Constitution of India, the world’s longest and most effective Constitution. He was a visionary, a visionary who had the great specialty to look far beyond the horizon, a genius who could peep into the future.

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was a maestro who did not follow the direction of the wind but made a new direction in which the wind could move and millions of people followed the wind that was led by Dr.B.R.Ambedkar. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born in the British-founded town of Mhow an important military center near Indore, Madhya Pradesh .He was the fourteenth and last child of Ramji Sankpal and Bhimabai Murbadkar Sankpal. The young Ambedkar had (for his caste, for his time and place) a relatively comfortable upbringing. But his mother died when he was only five, and his early childhood brought other painful experiences as well, as he began to experience the full degradation of his place in the sub-basement of the caste system. When Bhimrao's father retired from his career with the British Army in 1894, he settled for a time in Dapoli. The young Bhimrao had his earliest education there. At Dapoli in Bombay Presidency, however, there was a government-aided school, and the elder Ambedkar insisted his boys be allowed to attend on the ground that he was an army officer. It was finally arranged that they and four other "untouchables" might go to the school on the condition that they stay in a room by themselves and never come in contact with the caste children, and above all that they never take a drink from the school water supply. Those terms were accepted, and the future Doctor of...
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