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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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Jawaharlal Nehru’s views on science and religion

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Introduction:- Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964….

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Anasuya Sarabhai [Pioneering feminist and activist]

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Answer : A Anasuya Sarabhai (1885–1972) was a pioneer of the women’s labour movement in India. She founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association (Majoor Mahajan Sangh), India’s oldest union of textile workers, in 1920. Sarabhai was born in Ahmedabad on 11 November 1885 into the Sarabhai family, a family of industrialists and business people. Both her…

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Vernacular Press Act of 1878

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Answer: D In British India, the Vernacular Press Act (Act IX of 1878) was enacted to curtail the freedom of the Indian press and prevent the expression of criticism toward British policies—notably, the opposition that had grown with the outset of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878–80).The act was proposed by Lord Lytton, then Viceroy of…

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