Author(s): Subhash B Naik, Shridhar B Nayak, Prakash V Rane
Abstract: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s image as the father of Indian Constitution and an icon of Dalit emancipation is only a part of his great persona, work and life. The visionary aspects of his thought process and works are reflected in his myriad activities which he pursued relentlessly. His acumen as an economist, jurist, political democrat and reformist, are not fully visible at the outset. His contributions in making India a mature, developed nation, with all the trappings of a progressive society, are all patent in his life and endeavors. In this paper, I have made a faithful albeit brief effort, to highlight his vision of nation building and the part he played in making India what it is today.