Building the Ambedkar revolution: Sambhaji Tukaram Gaikwad and the Kokan Dalits

By: Omvedt, Gail
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Mumbai Bhashya Prakashan 2011Description: xvii, 156 p.ISBN: 9788192110707Subject(s): Ambedkar, B. R. (Bhimrao Ramji), 1891-1956 | Dalits - India - Political activityDDC classification: 954 Summary: Ambedkar had his predecessors. The great among them he recognized and named as his teachers: Buddha, Kabir and Phule. The lesser known he also honoured, attending their programmes. Among these lesser known, uneducated but wise in the needs of his people, was a man who he named as Dadasaheb, was to be known as his older compatriot, the elderly (vayovruddh) Sambhaji Tukaram Gaidwad. Sambhaji was one of the main organizers of what what Ambedkar himself was to describe and try to memorialize as the liberation movement of the Dalits, the Mahad satyagraha of of 1927. For those who were later to call themselves Dalits and Buddhists, the event was a landmark in their struggle, December 25, the burning of the Manusmriti, is today celebrated in Maharashtra as Indian Women's Liberation Day and has become, for many throughout India, 'Manavmukti Din.'
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Ambedkar had his predecessors. The great among them he recognized and named as his teachers: Buddha, Kabir and Phule. The lesser known he also honoured, attending their programmes. Among these lesser known, uneducated but wise in the needs of his people, was a man who he named as Dadasaheb, was to be known as his older compatriot, the elderly (vayovruddh) Sambhaji Tukaram Gaidwad. Sambhaji was one of the main organizers of what what Ambedkar himself was to describe and try to memorialize as the liberation movement of the Dalits, the Mahad satyagraha of of 1927. For those who were later to call themselves Dalits and Buddhists, the event was a landmark in their struggle, December 25, the burning of the Manusmriti, is today celebrated in Maharashtra as Indian Women's Liberation Day and has become, for many throughout India, 'Manavmukti Din.'

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