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Shashi Tharoor explores different strands of Ambedkar’s life

Shashi Tharoor, a congress leader announced to write a biography of BR Ambedkar next month. The book will be published by Aleph and it will provide insights into the legendary leader’s life and times.

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Key Points related to Ambedkar: A Life

  • The book will show the leader’s disputes with the legendary politicians and freedom fighters, namely, Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The book will be known as “Ambedkar: A Life”.
  • Shashi Tharoor claims to answer the question of whether Ambedkar was the greatest Indian of modern times or not through the book.
  • The book will emphasize the “Humiliation and hurdles” faced by Ambedkar to overcome in society.

About B R Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14th April 1891. He was an Indian jurist, economist, social reformer, and political leader who headed the committee drafting the Constitution of India. In 1990, he was awarded Bharat Ratna Award. While practicing law in the Bombay High court, he promoted education to untouchables and tried to uplift them. One of the first steps to that was establishing the Central Institution Bahishkrit Hitakarini Sabha. It was intended to promote education, socio-economic improvement, and the welfare of Dalits.

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