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Ambedkar in his labyrinth

In Ambedkar: A Life, a comparatively short biography of the leader, Shashi Tharoor nails the pretentious nature of Ambedkar's appropriation by many

Ambedkar: A Life
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Ambedkar: A Life

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
Ambedkar: A Life
Author: Shashi Tharoor
Publisher: Aleph
Pages: 226
Price: Rs 599
 
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is a daunting subject for any biographer. In a relatively short lifespan — he died in 1956 at age 65 — Ambedkar accomplished much and wrote even more. There were many facets to his personality so the biographer’s challenge is to select which one to focus on: The crusader for Dalit rights, the constitutionalist, aka “Father of the Indian Constitution”, the lawyer, the economist, the historian, the bitter critic of Hinduism, the lifelong adversary of Mahatma Gandhi at whose assassination Ambedkar chose the path of conciseness in

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 10:40 PM IST

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