International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part F (2016)
Gandhi, Ambedkar and the Indian village: A study in contrasting perceptions
Dr. Suryakant Nath
Of late, there is a mad race to appropriate Babasaheb Ambedkar and all that he believed in by people of all dissensions’. Educationally one of the most qualified ministers in the first cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru, he could hardly win the love, sympathy and adoration of the majority his countrymen as he was pitied against the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and was constantly treated as a villain who sided with the British and opposed the national movement. He had experienced untold sufferings as a dalit and was vehemently opposed to the rural setting where the inhuman social exploitation was the maximum. Compared to Ambedkar, Gandhi had an altogether different opinion about the village life.
The present paper attempts to compare and contrast the views of two great sons of India who dreamt of structuring a newly emerging nation with differing perceptions about its socio-political and economic foundations.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Suryakant Nath. Gandhi, Ambedkar and the Indian village: A study in contrasting perceptions. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(6): 361-364.