Celebrating the legacy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, icon of India’s anti-caste struggles

Ambedkar, who was born into the Dalit community (the former untouchable castes), overcame great suffering to emerge as one of the foremost leaders of both the community, and the Indian people.

April 17, 2019 by Surangya

On April 14, thousands of people converged on New Delhi’s Parliament Street to celebrate the 128th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Ambedkar, who was born into the Dalit community (the former untouchable castes), overcame great suffering to emerge as one of the foremost leaders of both the community, and the Indian people. He was one of the architects of the Indian constitution, and introduced key provisions to fight India’s centuries-old caste system. He was also an ardent advocate of women’s rights, and sought to legally aid women fighting to liberate themselves from the shackles of patriarchy.

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