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May 29, Mayank Pandya rated it liked it Quite intriguing book with many loose ends. This book will prop more question in your mind than it answers. Must read for ppl who are curious to know more about Ambedkar, Indian History, constitution. Jan 25, Gopal Vijayaraghavan rated it really liked it Today there hangs a cloud of fear and intimidation over the country. Much as the leftist liberal intellectuals may hold those on the right wing responsible for this, they cannot escape from the fact that they have also contributed to this climate by being selectively outraged over the outbursts of intimidation. They have, over the years, demolished many an ancient idol both figuratively and literally in their new found zeal for propagating their world view. They have also been highly critical o Today there hangs a cloud of fear and intimidation over the country.
Much as the leftist liberal intellectuals may hold those on the right wing responsible for this, they cannot escape from the fact that they have also contributed to this climate by being selectively outraged over the outbursts of intimidation. They have, over the years, demolished many an ancient idol both figuratively and literally in their new found zeal for propagating their world view.
They have also been highly critical o Today there hangs a cloud of fear and intimidation over the country. They have also been highly critical of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajendra Prasad and exercise their full freedom of expression while trying to belittle their achievements.
These modern priests of new gods of 20th century have, in the place of the idols of those gods who have been overthrown, installed new idols and are eloquent on the greatness of these neo Gods. They are silent on intolerance of the followers of these Bhakts of new Gods. One of those Gods, who have come to dominate the imagination of the left liberals is Dr. In his well researched book, drawing heavily on the documents on Transfer of Power and Constituent Assembly debates, Shourie brings out the role of Dr.
Ambedkar during freedom movement and repudiates the myth that Dr. Ambedkar is the sole author of Constitution of India. Any person having a basic knowledge of constitutional history of India will be aware that Constitution of India was evolved through the collective thinking of many freedom fighters and hard work of so many people have gone into the shaping of the Constitution.
Thus to confer the exclusive authorship of the Constitution on a single individual and make him a Manu of our ages is an attempt by vested interests to erase a part of the history. Shourie points out the fact that the Dr. Ambedkar was never a part of the freedom movement.
Shourie writes touchingly and emotionally about the events leading the Poona Pact. It was only through the courtesy of a broad minded Congress leadership, the predominant force in the Constituent Assembly, Mr.
Ambedkar was elected to the constituent Assembly and subsequently was made head of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution.
And to his credit Dr. Ambedkar rose to the occasion and contributed his legal acumen in drafting the Constitution.
But conferring authorship of the Constitution entirely on him is an attempt by vested interests who wanted to create an icon of depressed classes to further their political interests. Ambedkar himself had acknowledged the fact that Constitution was the culmination of joint efforts of many stalwarts.
But the vested interests, who swear by him, have no respect for opposite view and have created a climate of fear and intimidation in which even liberal thinkers are afraid to speak.
Incidentally, Shourie traces to this poison and bitterness of followers of Dr. Ambedkar to Dr. Ambedkar himself. This is all the more relevant as memories of sacrifices of many people who have laid down their life for freedom are erased from history and a cult following, highly intolerant of opposite views and supported by a political class hungry for power, of partisan leaders has emerged. Some repetitions of ideas and some factual errors page referring to amendment of Article 19 relating to freedom of expression — the Constitutional Amendment Act referred to was 16th and not 14th as mentioned could have been avoided in otherwise a good scholarly book.
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Current search limits: Clear format limits. Advanced search Search history. Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. A phenomenon which first saw its genesis in the philosophy and personality of Dr B R Ambedkar 50 years ago.
The book has already run into controversy and several dalit organisations in Maharashtra want it banned. Ambedkar's public life begins in a sense from a public meeting held at the Damodar Hall in Bombay on March 9, The struggle for freeing the country from the British was by then in full swing.
Swami Vivekananda's work, Sri Aurobindo's work, the Lokmanya's work had already stirred the country.
Lokmanya Tilak had passed away in The leadership of the National Movement had fallen on Gandhiji. He had already led the country in the Champaran satyagraha, the Khilafat movement, in the satyagraha against the Rowlatt Act, against the killings in Jallianwala Bagh and the merciless repression in Punjab. This National Movement culminated in the country's Independence in In a word, a quarter century of Ambedkar's public career overlapped with this struggle of the country to free itself from British rule.
There is not one instance, not one single, solitary instance in which Ambedkar participated in any activity connected with that struggle to free the country. Quite the contrary--at every possible turn he opposed the campaigns of the National Movement, at every setback to the Movement he was among those cheering the failure. Thus, while the years culminated in the country's Independence, in Ambedkar's case they culminated in his becoming a member of the Viceroy's Council, that is -- to use the current terms -- a Minister in the British Cabinet in India.
The writings of Ambedkar following the same pattern.