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Dr Ambedkar and democracy : An anthology / edited by Christophe Jaffrelot and Narender Kumar.

By: Ambedkar, B. R. (Bhimrao Ramji), 1891-1956 [author.].
Contributor(s): Jaffrelot, Christophe [editor.] | Kumar, Narender [editor.] | Indian Institute of Dalit Studies.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, c2018Edition: First edition.Description: lvi, 263 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199483167 (hardback).; 0199483167.Subject(s): Ambedkar, B. R. (Bhimrao Ramji), 1891-1956 -- Political and social views | Democracy -- India | India -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 320.954 AMB
Contents:
1.Evidence Before the Southborough Committee (27 January 1919) 2.Dr Ambedkar with the Simon Commission (17 May 1929) 3.On Village Panchayats Bill (October 1931 March 1933) 4.Democracy Must Give Respectful Hearing to All Who Are Worth Listening to (4 January 1938) 5.If Democracy Dies It Will Be Our Doom (18 20 July 1942) 6.Objections to Cripps' Proposals (20 July 1942) 7.Indians' Destiny Is Bound Up with The Victory of Democracy (28 July 1942) 8.Separate Settlements (l September 1943) 9.Labour and Parliamentary Democracy (17 September 1943) 10.Newspaper in a Modern Democratic System Is Fundamental Basis of Good Government (2 October 1944) 11.Communal Deadlock and a Way to Solve It (6 May 1945) 12.Resolution Regarding Aims and Objects (7 December 1946) 13.States and Minorities (15 March 1947) 14.Draft Constitution -Discussion (4 November 1948 25 November 1949) Contents note continued: 15.Buddhism Paved Way for Democracy and Socialistic Pattern of Society (6 June 1950) 16.Failure of Parliamentary Democracy Will Result in Rebellion, Anarchy and Communism (28 October 1951) 17.If Our True Representatives Are Not Elected, Independence Will Be a Farce (28 October 1951) 18.Conditions Precedent for the Successful Working of Democracy (22 December 1952) 19.My Philosophy of Life (3 October 1954) 20.Constitution (Fourth Amendment) Bill, 1954 (19 March 1955) 21.Why I Like Buddhism (12 May 1956) 22.Prospects of Democracy in India (20 May 1956) 23.Brahma Is Not Dharma. What Good Is Brahma? (Undated).
Summary: This anthology brings together Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's works on the theme of Democracy. The editors of this volume have assembled Ambedkar's original writings including his memorandums, speeches, lectures, and talks from 1919-1956 to understand his contribution to Indian political thought and history. An introductory chapter binds the anthology together by helping put in context Ambedkar's arguments and perceptions within contemporary debates on Democracy. It captures Ambedkar's political trajectory and addresses how his idea of Democracy is deeply embedded in both the colonial and the post-colonial context. The editors argue that Democracy is not merely a procedural and substantive idea, but relational as well and in Ambedkar it is deeply caught with ideas ofstate, power, nationalism, constitutionalism, equality, and liberty, thus emphasizing its societal and as well as political dimensions. The anthology therefore helps readers think through contemporary political debates in the country within the context of a critical overview of Ambedkar's thoughts on Democracy.
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"Indian Institute of Dalit Studies."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1.Evidence Before the Southborough Committee (27 January 1919)
2.Dr Ambedkar with the Simon Commission (17 May 1929)
3.On Village Panchayats Bill (October 1931
March 1933)
4.Democracy Must Give Respectful Hearing to All Who Are Worth Listening to (4 January 1938)
5.If Democracy Dies It Will Be Our Doom (18
20 July 1942)
6.Objections to Cripps' Proposals (20 July 1942)
7.Indians' Destiny Is Bound Up with The Victory of Democracy (28 July 1942)
8.Separate Settlements (l September 1943)
9.Labour and Parliamentary Democracy (17 September 1943)
10.Newspaper in a Modern Democratic System Is Fundamental Basis of Good Government (2 October 1944)
11.Communal Deadlock and a Way to Solve It (6 May 1945)
12.Resolution Regarding Aims and Objects (7 December 1946)
13.States and Minorities (15 March 1947)
14.Draft Constitution
-Discussion (4 November 1948
25 November 1949)
Contents note continued: 15.Buddhism Paved Way for Democracy and Socialistic Pattern of Society (6 June 1950)
16.Failure of Parliamentary Democracy Will Result in Rebellion, Anarchy and Communism (28 October 1951)
17.If Our True Representatives Are Not Elected, Independence Will Be a Farce (28 October 1951)
18.Conditions Precedent for the Successful Working of Democracy (22 December 1952)
19.My Philosophy of Life (3 October 1954)
20.Constitution (Fourth Amendment) Bill, 1954 (19 March 1955)
21.Why I Like Buddhism (12 May 1956)
22.Prospects of Democracy in India (20 May 1956)
23.Brahma Is Not Dharma. What Good Is Brahma? (Undated).

This anthology brings together Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's works on the theme of Democracy. The editors of this volume have assembled Ambedkar's original writings including his memorandums, speeches, lectures, and talks from 1919-1956 to understand his contribution to Indian political thought and history. An introductory chapter binds the anthology together by helping put in context Ambedkar's arguments and perceptions within contemporary debates on Democracy. It captures Ambedkar's political trajectory and addresses how his idea of Democracy is deeply embedded in both the colonial and the post-colonial context. The editors argue that Democracy is not merely a procedural and substantive idea, but relational as well and in Ambedkar it is deeply caught with ideas ofstate, power, nationalism, constitutionalism, equality, and liberty, thus emphasizing its societal and as well as political dimensions. The anthology therefore helps readers think through contemporary political debates in the country within the context of a critical overview of Ambedkar's thoughts on Democracy.

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