Riddles in Hinduism By B.R. Ambedkar
Riddles in Hinduism: The Annotated Critical Selection is one of his many works B.R. Ambedkar did not get to publish in his lifetime. Ambedkar began writing Riddles in Hinduism in the first week of January 1954 and completed it by the end of November 1955.
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 with Gandhi on the future of Hinduism, for example remain central to debate within Indian society.
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