Archive For May 6, 2019

Waiting for a Visa by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar- Part 5

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he next case is equally illuminating. It is a case of an Untouchable school teacher in a village in Kathiawar, and is reported in the following letter which appeared in the Young India, a journal published by Mr. Gandhi, in its issue of 12th December 1929.

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Waiting for a Visa by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar- Part 4

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In the year 1934, some of my co-workers in the movement of the depressed classes expressed a desire to go on a sight-seeing tour, if I agreed to join them. I agreed. It was decided that our plan should at all events include a visit to the Buddhist caves at Verul.

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Waiting for a Visa by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar- Part 3

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The year was 1929. The Bombay Government had appointed a Committee to investigate the grievances of the untouchables. I was appointed a member of the Committee.

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Waiting for a Visa by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar- Part 2

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In 1916 I returned to India. I had been sent to America by His Highness the Maharaja of Baroda for higher education. I studied at Columbia University in New York from 1913 to 1917.

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Waiting for a Visa by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar- Part 1

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Our family came originally from Dapoli Taluka of the Ratnagiri District of the Bombay Presidency. From the very commencement of the rule of the East India Company, my fore-fathers had left their hereditary occupation for service in the Army of the Company.

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