Contents: Preface. 1. Ambedkar's view on Indian caste system. 2. Caste views of Ambedkar. 3. Dr. Ambedkar: caste and untouchability. 4. Ambedkar: Varna versus caste system. 5. Dr. Ambedkar's experiences of caste. 6. Ambedkar views of Buddhism. 7. Ambedkar on the riddle of the Sudras. 8. New theories of the origin of untouchability. 9. Relationship of touchables against untouchables. 10. Social concept of untouchables and untouchability. 11. Ambedkar: reservation and political patronage of Dalit. Bibliography. Index.
"Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was a rare dynamic personality. He had been fighting against that system, which had a strong foundation. He always fought against the 'Hindu' caste system to achieve the equality and freedom status in the society. He has organised a number of agitation, speeches, meets for the development of the untouchables in India. He had been busy in these activities for about thirty years. After getting highest degrees from foreign universities, he served for the society, especially for the untouchables. The book incorporates an immense range of Ambedkar's views on caste system prevailing in India such as Ambedkar's experiences of caste, relationship of touchable against untouchables, Dr. Ambedkar: Caste and untouchability, Ambedkar on Riddle of Sudras etc." (jacket)