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Journal of Contemporary Politics


Journal of Contemporary Politics

Year: 2022, Volume: 1, Issue: 1, Pages: 6-12

Original Article

Inclusion Discourse Amidst Changing Notions of the ‘Idea of India’ Ambedkar’s Legacy and its Relevance Today

Received Date:25 June 2022, Accepted Date:12 August 2022, Published Date:19 September 2022


Atrocities on Dalits have been a permanent phenomenon in Indian social and political context. Only the scale of atrocities varies at different times. Ambedkar worked for it both theoretically as well as practically on the ground. The notions of ‘Idea of India’ have been changing with changing regimes. Yet, none of those ideas could be translated meaningfully to be completely inclusive of all differences at the social level. This paper is an endeavour to enumerate the changing notion of those ideas and explore if they were inclusive at any time in the aftermath of Ambedkar? The paper then highlights the legacy of Ambedkar amidst the growing atrocities on Dalits. Author reiterates towards the end as to how Ambedkar is more relevant today than he may have been during his own days.

Keywords: Dalits; Ambedkar; India; Social Reforms


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© 2022 Published by Bangalore University. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


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