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Writings and Speeches By Dr B R Ambedkar

November 15, 2010


Dr B R Ambedkar

Here all writings and speeches by Dr B R Ambedkar are listed. All of these are in PDF format. Please these with all other interested.

Castes in India
Buddha or Karl Marx
The Buddha and His Dhamma
Annihilation of Caste


Some Online Books

April 26, 2010

On-line Books


Dimensions of Ambedkarism-Capitalism


Reservation In India 

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud: translation 

Tirupati Balaji was a Buddhist  Shrine  



Untouchable politics and politicians since 1956 


Kambalapalli Carnage 


Broken People

The Chained Bonded Labourers  Of Karnataka
Why Bahujans always remain divided & quarrelsome 
Decline And Fall of Buddhism 
‘Slavery’ by Mahatma Phule
‘Ambedkar’ In And For The Post-Ambedkar Dalit Movement
Life of Babasaheb Ambedkar
Annihilation of Caste:One More  Look

Ambedkar Jayanti – 119th Anniversary Greetings – Share Ambedkar Books, Movie, Videos and other documents !!!

April 13, 2010
Celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti – His 119th Birth

anniversary by sharing and distributing his

literature, movie and other documents !

On 14th April there is 119th birth anniversary of Bharatratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. As we all know Dr Ambedkar was a great sociologist, politician, founder of Indian Constitution, revivalist of Buddhism in India, His entire life was one of struggles. And his personal life was too miserable. He got many threats from the people who didn’t like social revolution made by him, But even though he did not lose his daringness for the social welfare of people of India. He became the first Minister for Law in free India, and shaped the country’s Constitution. We call him “Babasaheb Ambedkar” with love and admiration. Bhimrao Ambedkar was the lion-hearted man who fought for equality, justice and humanity.

 Here I am sharing some work of Dr B R Ambedkar. These are books written by him, speeches delivered by him on various occasions, Movie on him and other related documents books, videos, songs etc…I hope you will find them useful and awakening about the untold truth story and history about him. 

Let us not only praise him for his valuable contribution to the nation, but also follow the path shown by him….

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JAI BHIM !                                        JAI BUDDHA !                                               JAI BHARAT ! 

Kartar Singh Siddharth

Books related to Ambedkarism

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Administration and finance of the east india company
Ancient Indian Commerce
Annihilation Of Caste
Buddha Or Karl Marx
Buddha And His Dhamma (pdf format)
Castes In India
Commercial Relations of India in the Middle Ages
Communal Deadlock And a Way to Solve it
Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability 1
Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability 2
Essays on Untouchables and Untouchability 3
Evidence Before The Royal Commission On Indian Currency And Finance
Federation versus Freedom
India and The Pre-requisites of Communism
India on the eve of the crown government
Lectures on the English Constitution
Maharashtra as a Linguistic Province
Manu and the Shudras
Mr. Russell And The Reconstruction of Society
Mr. Gandhi And The Emancipation Of The Untouchables
Need for Checks and Balances
Notes on Acts and Laws
Notes on History of India
Notes on Parliamentary Procedure
Pakistan or the Partition of India
Paramountcy and the claim of the Indian states to be independent
Philosophy of Hinduism
Plea to the Foreigner
Preservation of Social Order
Ranade Gandhi & Jinnah
Review : Currency & Exchange
Review : Report of the Taxation Inquiry Committee
Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Ancient India
Riddle in Hinduism
Small Holdings in India and their Remedies
Statement of Evidence to the Royal Commission on Indian Currency
States and Minorities
The Constitution of British India
The Evolution of Provincial Finance in British India
The Present Problem in Indian Currency
The Present Problem in Indian Currency 2
The Problem of Political Suppression
The Problem of the Rupee
The Untouchables and the Pax Britannica
The Untouchables Who were they and why they became Untouchables
Thoughts on Linguistic States
Untouchables or the Children of India
Waiting for a Visa
What Congress and Gandhi have done to the Untouchables
Which is Worse?
Who were the Shudras?

With the Hindus 

The unpublished preface by Dr B R Ambedkar for the book " Buddha and His Dhamma"

February 10, 2010


April 6, 1956
[Text provided by Eleanor Zelliot, as prepared by Vasant Moon]

A question is always asked to me: how I happen[ed] to take such [a] high degree of education. Another question is being asked: why I am inclined towards Buddhism. These questions are asked because I was born in a community known in India as the “Untouchables.” This preface is not the place for answering the first question. But this preface may be the place for answering the second question.

The direct answer to this question is that I regard the Buddha’s Dhamma to be the best. No religion can be compared to it. If a modern man who knws science must have a religion, the only religion he can have is the Religion of the Buddha. This conviction has grown in me after thirty-five years of close study of all religions.
How I was led to study Buddhism is another story. It may be interesting for the reader to know. This is how it happened.
My father was a military officer, but at the same time a very religious person. He brought me up under a strict discipline. From my early age I found certain contradictions in my father’s religious way of life. He was a Kabirpanthi, though his father was Ramanandi. As such, he did not believe in Murti Puja (Idol Worship), and yet he performed Ganapati Puja–of course for our sake, but I did not like it. He read the books of his Panth. At the same time, he compelled me and my elder brother to read every day before going to bed a portion of [the] Mahabharata and Ramayana to my sisters and other persons who assembled at my father’s house to hear the Katha. This went on for a long number of years.

The year I passed the English Fourth Standard Examination, my community people wanted to celebrate the occasion by holding a public meeting to congratulate me. Compared to the state of education in other communities, this was hardly an occasion for celebration. But it was felt by the organisers that I was the first boy in my community to reach this stage; they thought that I had reached a great height. They went to my father to ask for his permission. My father flatly refused, saying that such a thing would inflate the boy’s head; after all, he has only passed an examination and done nothing more. Those who wanted to celebrate the event were greatly disappointed. They, however, did not give way. They went to Dada Keluskar, a personal friend of my father, and asked him to intervene. He agreed. After a little argumentation, my father yielded, and the meeting was held. Dada Keluskar presided. He was a literary person of his time. At the end of his address he gave me as a gift a copy of his book on the life of the Buddha, which he had written for the Baroda Sayajirao Oriental Series. I read the book with great interest, and was greatly impressed and moved by it.
I began to ask why my father did not introduce us to the Buddhist literature. After this, I was determined to ask my father this question. One day I did. I asked my father why he insisted upon our reading the Mahabharata and Ramayana, which recounted the greatness of the Brahmins and the Kshatriyas and repeated the stories of the degradation of the Shudras and the Untouchables. My father did not like the question. He merely said, “You must not ask such silly questions. You are only boys; you must do as you are told.” My father was a Roman Patriarch, and exercised most extensive Patria Pretestas over his children. I alone could take a little liberty with him, and that was because my mother had died in my childhood, leaving me to the care of my auntie.
So after some time, I asked again the same question. This time my father had evidently prepared himself for a reply. He said, “The reason why I ask you to read the Mahabharata and Ramayana is this: we belong to the Untouchables, and you are likely to develop an inferiority complex, which is natural. The value of [the] Mahabharata and Ramayana lies in removing this inferiority complex. See Drona and Karna–they were small men, but to what heights they rose! Look at Valmiki–he was a Koli, but he became the author of [the] Ramayana. It is for removing this inferiority complex that I ask you to read the Mahabharata and Ramayana.”
I could see that there was some force in my father’s argument. But I was not satisfied. I told my father that I did not like any of the figures in [the] Mahabharata. I said, “I do not like Bhishma and Drona, nor Krishna. Bhishma and Drona were hypocrites. They said one thing and did quite the opposite. Krishna believed in fraud. His life is nothing but a series of frauds. Equal dislike I have for Rama. Examine his conduct in the Sarupnakha [=Shurpanakha] episode [and]  in the Vali Sugriva episode, and his beastly behaviour towards Sita.” My father was silent, and made no reply. He knew that there was a revolt.
This is how I turned to the Buddha, with the help of the book given to me by Dada Keluskar. It was not with an empty mind that I went to the Buddha at that early age. I had a background, and in reading the Buddhist Lore I could always compare and contrast. This is the origin of my interest in the Buddha and His Dhamma.
The urge to write this book has a different origin. In 1951 the Editor of the Mahabodhi Society’s Journal of Calcutta asked me to write an article for the Vaishak Number. In that article I argued that the Buddha’s Religion was the only religion which a society awakened by science could accept, and without which it would perish. I also pointed out that for the modern world Buddhism was the only religion which it must have to save itself. That Buddhism makes [a] slow advance is due to the fact that its literature is so vast that no one can read the whole of it. That it has no such thing as a bible, as the Christians have, is its greatest handicap. On the publication of this article, I received many calls, written and oral, to write such a book. It is in response to these calls that I have undertaken the task.
To disarm all criticism I would like to make it clear that I claim no originality for the book. It is a compilation and assembly plant. The material has been gathered from various books. I would particularly like to mention Ashvaghosha’s Buddhavita [=Buddhacharita], whose poetry no one can excel. In the narrative of certain events I have even borrowed his language.
The only originality that I can claim in [=is] the order of presentation of the topics, in which I have tried to introduce simplicity and clarity. There are certain matters which give headache[s] to the student of Buddhism. I have dealt with them in the Introduction.
It remains for me to express my gratitude to those who have been helpful to me. I am very grateful to Mr. Nanak Chand Rattua of Village Sakrulli and Mr. Parkash Chand of Village Nangal Khurd in the district of Hoshiarpur (Punjab) for the burden they have taken upon themselves to type out the manuscript. They have done it several times. Shri Nanak Chand Rattu took special pains and put in very hard labour in accomplishing this great task. He did the whole work of typing etc. very willingly and without caring for his health and [=or] any sort of remuneration. Both Mr. Nanak Chand Rattu and Mr. Parkash Chand did their job as a token of their greatest love and affection towards me. Their labours can hardly be repaid. I am very much grateful to them.
When I took up the task of composing the book I was ill, and [I] am still ill. During these five years there were many ups and downs in my health. At some stages my condition had become so critical that doctors talked of me as a dying flame. The successful rekindling of this dying flame is due to the medical skill of my wife and Dr. Malvankar. They alone have helped me to complete the work. I am also thankful to Mr. M. B. Chitnis, who took [a] special interest in correcting [the] proof and to go [=in going] through the whole book.
I may mention that this is one of the three books which will form a set for the proper understanding of Buddhism. The other books are: (i) Buddha and Karl Marx; and (ii) Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Ancient India. They are written out in parts. I hope to publish them soon.
B. R. Ambedkar
26 Alipur Road, Delhi

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Writings and speeches of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

February 5, 2010

Writings of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in Chronological Order

  1. Administration and Finance of the East India Company
  2. Ancient Indian Commerce
  3. Castes in India; Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development
  4. Small Holdings in India and their Remedies
  5. Mr. Russell and the reconstruction of Society
  6. The Present Problem in Indian Currency – I
  7. The Present Problem in Indian Currency – II
  8. Review: Currency and Exchange by H.L. Chablani
  9. The Evolution of Provincial Finance in British India: A study in the Provincial Decentralisation of Imperial Finance
  10. Statement of Evidence to the Royal Commission on Indian Currency
  11. Statement of Evidence to the Royal Commission on Indian Currency on 15th December 1925
  12. Review: Report of the Taxation Enquiry Committee, 1926
  13. Untouchables or the Children of India’s Ghetto
  14. Essay on Untouchables and Untouchability: Social
  15. Essay on Untouchables and Untouchability: Political
  16. Essay on Untouchables and Untouchability: Religious
  17. Philosophy Of Hinduism
  18. India and Pre-requisite of Communism
  19. Revolution and Counter-Revolution
  20. Buddha or Karl Marx
  21. Riddles in Hinduism
  22. The Untouchables and the Pax Britannica
  23. Manu and the Shudras
  24. Lectures on English Constitution
  25. Paramountcy and the Claim of the Indian States to be Independent
  26. Notes on Acts and Laws
  27. Annihilation of Caste
  28. Federation versus Freedom
  29. Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah
  30. Mr. Gandhi and the Emancipation of the Untouchables
  31. Communal Deadlock and a Way to Solve it
  32. What Congress and Gandhi have done to the Untouchables
  33. Who were the Shudras ?
  34. Foreword: Commodity Exchange by P.G. Salve
  35. The Problem of Rupee: Its Origin and its Solution
  36. History of Indian Currency and Banking
  37. States and Minorities: What are their Rights and How to secure them in the Constitution of Free India
  38. Foreword: Social Insurance and India by M.R. Idgunji
  39. The Untouchables: Who were they and why they became Untouchables?
  40. Maharashtra as a Linguistic Province (Statement submitted to the Linguistic Provinces Commission)
  41. Pakistan or the Partition of India
  42. Note on the Annexure (Chapter IX: A plea to the foreigner- Additional Chapter in Second Edition of what Congress and Gandhi….)
  43. Commercial Relations of India in the Middle Ages or the rise of Islam and the Expansion of Western Europe
  44. India on the Eve of the Crown Government
  45. Waiting for a Visa: Autobiographical notes
  46. The Constitution of British India
  47. Notes on Parliamentary Procedure
  48. Notes on History of India
  49. Preservation of Social Order
  50. With the Hindus
  51. Frustration
  52. The Problem of Political Suppression
  53. Which is worse? Slavery or Untouchability
  54. Need for Checks and Balances- Article on Linguistic State
  55. Thoughts on Linguistic States
  56. Buddha and his Dhamma

Buddha and His Dhamma by B R Ambedkar (Full)

February 2, 2010

Buddha and His Dhamma by B R Ambedkar (Full)