About the Book: A Stake in the Nation: Selected Speeches
Who is an Indian? Who is a nationalist? Who is antinational? This selection of speeches, from 1930 to 1956, shows Dr B.R. Ambedkar as the most original among the architects of modern India as he asks and answers such difficult questions. Whether he was dealing with the British or the Congress, his commitment to equality and justice for minorities remained steadfast. These twenty speeches tell us a story jettisoned by narratives that valorise a Hinduised ‘idea of India. Ambedkar addresses various publics: dalit workers in Nashik, British lawmakers in London, the Non-Brahmin Movement in Madras, parliamentarians in Delhi and college students in Jalandhar. He speaks of democracy, labour, minority rights, communalism, brahminism, constitution-making and foreign policy. The prose spans different registers of reason and affect—lyrical and polemical, combative and poignant.
About the Author: B.R. Ambedkar, Bhagwan Das, Anurag Bhaskar
B.R. Ambedkar is one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century and the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
Bhagwan Das (19272010) was an Ambedkarite and a historian. A former research assistant to Ambedkar, he authored several books on the dalit movemnt.
Anurag Bhaskar teaches at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat and is an Affiliated Faculty of the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School.
Author: B.R. Ambedkar
Publisher: B.R. Ambedkar
No. Of Pages: 264
Country of Origin: India