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Ambedkar: The Real Father of Nation — A Talk by Anand Ranganathan

 

Anand Ranganathan makes a case for why it is B R Ambedkar and not Mahatma Gandhi who deserves the honorific title of “Father of the Nation” for his indispensable contribution in the making of modern India, in drafting the Constitution, and more importantly, for his pivotal efforts to get the country out of the mire of caste-prejudice and untouchability.

Ambedkar not only sought emancipation of the ‘untouchables’, he went further – he fearlessly demanded the catharsis of Indians to atone for the ‘darkness of untouchability’.

Ambedkar’s genius lay in his towering intellect, his clarity of mind and his fearlessness of speaking it. He spared no one.

While his scathing critique of the Caste System and Hinduism is well known, his lesser-known but equally scathing criticism of Communism, of Islam and of the Mahatma and his role in the Khilafat movement leading to Moplah massacres of Hindus, bear testimony to a sharpness of intellect ‘forged with the fortitude of scientific logic’.

Anand Ranganathan explains why Ambedkar – a towering visionary, scholar, statesman, politician, thinker and reformer as well as a true liberal deserves to be the Father of the Nation in his Srijan Talk on “Ambedkar – The Real Father Of Nation”.

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  1. I have no intention of watching this propaganda article. This man did not spend a day in jail. He wanted a separate Dalit team on Round Table Conference. He never participated in the struggle for independence, According to Arun Shourie this man was in the employ of the British. He incited a group of Bharateeyas by publicly burning Manu SMriti. He was responsible to include caste system in the Constitution. He was a traitor to Bharat for these reasons. Why this Tamilian is promoting this man as Father of the Nation is beyond the pale of dark ignorance. If I had power I would remove his memory from the records along with Nehru and his family.SHAME<SHAME<SHAME. to the power of infinity.

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