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B.R. Ambedkar speaks on M.K. Gandhi (BBC Radio)

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Published on 02 Feb 2018 / In People & Blogs

(**voice starts at 0:24s)
Speaker is a scholar, constitutionalist and leader of the Depressed Classes who played an important role at the Round Table Conferences (RTC) held in London in 1930s. He was opposed to Gandhi's policy relating to a Separate Electorate. Memories of the few times he had met Gandhi in 1929 and after the signing of the “Poona Pact” in jail. Feels as he saw Gandhi in the capacity of an opponent, he saw more of the real man than his devotees. Maintains he was "an episode" rather than "an epoch-maker". Believes he deceived the people and was two-faced (double dealing) over Caste.
(*he was 65 yrs old and ill at the time when he talked)
Click: Dr. B.R.Ambedkar's speech at the Constituent Assembly on 17-12-1946 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oigo2PK6oSM
Click: The Greatest Indian: Survey by the CNN - IBN - BBC - HISTORY CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8-SDxrIUAc
Ambedkar and his works at CU
Profile: http://c250.columbia.edu/c250_....celebrates/remarkabl

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