Ambedkar and Religion

Raj Kumar, Commonwealth, 2011, viii, 426 p, ISBN : 9788131102961, $75.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Ambedkar and Religion

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Dr. Ambedkar and religion. 3. Ambedkar on the Hindu classics. 4. Ambedkar on Hinduism. 5. Verdict on Hinduism. 6. Ambedkar on regions and its converts. 7. A modern Manu. 8. Ambedkar and Buddhism.

Ambedkar examined the basic tenets of world religions from the view point of the prevailing social situation in India. He saw religion not as a means of spiritual salvation of individual soul, but as a social doctrine for establishing the righteous relationship between man and man. Never before this philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar on religion was so relevant as it is today.

This book therefore aims at providing t our readers, important and innovative aspects of Ambedkar’s ideas and ideals on different religions. Efforts have been made to compile from Dr. Ambedkar’s own writings and speeches and also other critical essays by renowned authorities on the subject.

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