Saturday, February 6, 2010

D A I J I W O R L D - Mangalore: Seminar on Ambedkar and Dalit Movement Held

    • Mangalore

    • Kancha Ilaya, revolutionary Dalit writer, has dedicated his latest book, “Post-Hindu India”, to the Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad, Karl Marx and Ambedkar, referring to all of them as prophets.
      He was delivering the keynote address at a seminar on “Ambedkar and the contemporary Dalit movement in India”, organised by Mangalore University’s Centre for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Studies here on Friday. He said that Ambedkar had influenced a large number of people across a wide area.

    • Referring to Ambedkar’s 1936 speech, where he had said that he was born a Hindu but would not die as one, Mr. Illaya said, “I say that Ambedkar was not even born a Hindu.”

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