[Reader-list] On Ambedkar 's Concept of Freedom

A. Mani a.mani.cms at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 07:37:15 IST 2012

In India, presence of a cartoon in the school text book has generated
a convoluted debate. Portrayal of B.R. Ambedkar, one of the most
important revolutionaries, in a cartoon has invited multiple
construals. The Government of India had immediately expunged the
cartoon from the school text book and formed the committee to look
into other cartoons. The expert committee has recommended the deletion
of certain cartoons aimed at politicians and bureaucrats. In the
entire debate, B.R Ambedkar’s idea of freedom was missed. Class of
politics, another tool to understand the nature of politics, has given
a miss. This article emphasizes on idea of Ambedkar’s freedom and
class of politics. Class of politics of a political class which took
decision has to be explained because of their continuous scant
attention to B.R. Ambedkar and now intriguing defense of removal of a
cartoon in the name of him.



A. Mani

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