Caste, Ambedkar, and Contemporary India

Ambedkar > @Columbia

Annihilation of Caste Multimedia Study Environment (MSE) which was produced by Frances Pritchett, Professor of Modern Indic Languages, Columbia University and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, with additional sponsorship and funding from the Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University. The text source for this version of the Annihilation of Caste is reprinted from: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Writings and Speeches, Vol. 1. Bombay: Education Department, Government of Maharashtra, 1979, pp. 25-96. Annihilation of Caste was first published in Bombay, 1936; 2nd ed. 1937; 3rd ed. 1944. The site includes explanatory notes and some other important writings of Dr. Ambedkar.

Bust of Ambedkar given to Columbia Columbia University Record  November 3, 1995  Vol. 21, No.9

Bust of Ambedkar at Lehman Library from Columbia News, Dec. 6, 2000

C250 celebrates Bhimrao Ambedkar a Columbian ahead of his  time.

Constitutions, Democracy, and the Rule of Law Columbia 250 symposium on October 16 and 17, 2003, tackled the pressing question of how to strike the right balance between liberty and security. When it comes to constitutional issues, Columbia has deep historical roots. As King's College it produced some of the leading figures in the creation of the American Constitution, including Gouverneur Morris, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton. In addition, Columbia has educated two U.S. presidents, several Supreme Court justices, and many other nation builders, including Bhimrao Ambedkar, father of India's constitution, and Pixley Seme, a founder of the African National Congress. All of these people grappled with the fundamental issues of constitutional rule and freedoms.

In the 1910s: Off to Columbia on to London Timeline from the page on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar by Prof. Frances Pritchett.

 

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