AMBEDKAR ON NATIONALISM

CHAPTER II A NATION CALLING FOR A HOME That there are factors, administrative, linguistic or cultural, which are the predisposing causes behind these demands for separation, is a fact which is admitted and understood by all. Nobody minds these demands and many are prepared to concede them. But, the Hindus say that the Muslims are … Continue reading AMBEDKAR ON NATIONALISM

WITH THE HINDUS

[Reproduced from the handwritten Ms—ed] It is impossible to believe that Hindus will ever be able to absorb the Untouchables in their society. Their Caste System and the Religion completely negative any hope being entertained in this behalf. Yet there are incorrigible optimists more among the Hindus than among the Untouchables, who believe in the … Continue reading WITH THE HINDUS

THE HIGHER CASTES HAVE CONSPIRED TO KEEP THE LOWER CASTES DOWN

[1:] Not only has the Hindu made no effort for the humanitarian cause of civilizing the savages, but the higher-caste Hindus have deliberately prevented the lower castes who are within the pale of Hinduism from rising to the cultural level of the higher castes. I will give two instances, one of the Sonars and the … Continue reading THE HIGHER CASTES HAVE CONSPIRED TO KEEP THE LOWER CASTES DOWN

HOW THE UPANISHADS DECLARED WAR ON THE VEDAS?

RIDDLE NO. 8 HOW THE UPANISHADS DECLARED WAR ON THE VEDAS? What is the position of the Upanishads in relation to the Vedas? Are the two complimentary to each other or are they antagonistic? Of course, no Hindu would admit that the Vedas and Upanishads are repugnant to each other. On the contrary, it is the … Continue reading HOW THE UPANISHADS DECLARED WAR ON THE VEDAS?