ISBN 9788178359847,Political Philosophy of Ambedkar: An Inquiry Into The Theoretical Foundations of The Dalit Movement

Political Philosophy of Ambedkar: An Inquiry Into The Theoretical Foundations of The Dalit Movement

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Kalpaz Publications

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788178359847

ISBN-10 8178359847

Hard Back

Number of Pages 181 Pages
Language (English)


Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was aprominent political thinker of our times.He negotiated with the grand politicaltheories such as liberalism, conservatism,Marxism and communitarianism in hisown, authentic and indigenous way. Hisphilosophy is ethical, rational, pragmaticand democratic in its spirit. His politicalthought internalizes the principles ofequality, liberty and fraternity. Hephilosophizes the Indian social realityfrom a victim's perspective but providesinsights to transform a victim into a humanwith courage of conviction and inalienabledignity. This book presents an in-depthstudy of the political philosophy ofAmbedkar. Theorising the Dalitmovement, it critically analyses theproblems and philosophical underpinningsof contemporary Dalit movement.P. Kesava Kumar is a faculty inPhilosophy at Ponicherry University. Hereceived his Doctorate from theUniversity of Hyderabad. He hasauthored several scholarly articles onPolitical philosophy, Cultural studies andDalit studies in the national andinternational journals of repute.His areas of interest are contemporaryIndian philosophy, social and politicalphilosophy, philosophy of technology,democratic, cultural and literarymovements.