The Buddhist renaissance in modern India: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and the untouchables
This tell us too is redefined by him to vacalise his social and ethical concerns. To analyze these one must first look at the Dharma of Caste and then at the war of words between Dr. Ambedkar, the Jat Pat Todak Mandal (the caste breaker organisation) and Gandhi. Further the political action adopted by Dr. Ambedkar to faster the cause of the untouchables seems to fall into categories that are Buddhist in nature. The most important paradigm of this sort is the continuance of Dr. Ambedkar being regarded as a Bodhisttva like figure, who would ensure collective social upliftment. Such an image. I think was attributed to him more than projected by him. However this image was dynamic in the expanding context of the parliamentary politics of pre-independence India. Therefore this article has been divided into two section. The first deals with the institution of caste and the Dr. Ambedkar Jat Pat Todak Mandal. Gandhi imbroglio, and the second with Dr. Ambedkar is Buddhist movement.