Ambedkar, B. R.

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Name
Ambedkar, B. R. Gender: M
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
born on 14 April 1891 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Mhow, India, 22n33, 75e46
Timezone LST m80e15 (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°02' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°31 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 24°58'



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B. R. Ambedkar (delivering a speech to a rally at Yeola, Nashik, on 13 October 1935)

Biography

Indian jurist, politician, philosopher, anthropologist, historian and economist, popularly known as Babasaheb. A revivalist for Buddhism in India, he inspired the Modern Buddhist movement. As independent India's first law minister, he was principal architect of the Constitution of India.

Born into a poor Mahar family, Ambedkar campaigned against social discrimination, the Indian caste system. He converted to Buddhism and is also credited with providing a spark for the conversion of hundreds of thousands of lower caste members to Buddhism. Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990. Eventually earning a law degree and doctorates for his study and research in law, economics and political science from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, Ambedkar gained a reputation as a scholar and practised law for a few years, later campaigning by publishing journals advocating political rights and social freedom for India's untouchables.

Ambedkar died in his sleep on 6 December 1956 at his home in Delhi.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites him quoted in "Thoughts and Philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar" by C. D. Naik (New Delhi: Sarup & Sons, 2003), p. 128: "In Rajaputana at Mhow I was born . . . ar 12 O'Clock . . . exactly past the bang of the twelveth hour of clock at midday."

Categories

  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Economics
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Law minister)
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology