B.R. Ambedkar: Perspectives on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies by Sukhadeo ThoratB.R. Ambedkar: Perspectives on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies by Sukhadeo Thorat

B.R. Ambedkar: Perspectives on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies

EditorSukhadeo Thorat, Narender Kumar

Paperback | September 1, 2009

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The contribution of social activist and thinker B.R. Ambedkar in the development of inclusive policies during the British rule and its culmination into the reservation policy in the Constituent Assembly is immense. In this volume original documents, memorandums, and writings by Ambedkar areput together to highlight the process of development in these policies and his thinking. A comprehensive Introduction discusses both the historical context and the present controversy regarding reservations in a proper perspective. The paperback edition carries a new afterword which surveys therecent writings on the subject.
Sukhadeo Thorat is Chairman of the University Grants Commission in New Delhi. Narendar Kumar is Lecturer at the Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia.
Title:B.R. Ambedkar: Perspectives on Social Exclusion and Inclusive PoliciesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:436 pagesPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ForewordPreface and AcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction: Historical Overview: 1919-55Part I: Prologue to the Problem of Indian Society: Seeking Solution, 1919-29Introduction1. Evidence before the Southborough Committee: 27 January 19192. Statement for the Protection of the Depressed Classes as a Minority in the Bombay Presidency: 29 May 19283. Statement on Education of the Depressed Classes in the Bombay Presidency: 29 May 19284. Evidence before the Indian Statutory Commission: 23 October 19285. On Electorates and Franchise: 17 May 19296. On Indianization of Services: 17 May 1929Part II: Constitutional Reforms: Seeking Political Representation, 1930-3Introduction7. During Round Table Conferences: 20 November 19308. In Sub-Committee No. III(Minorities): 31 December 19309. A Scheme of Political Safeguards for the Protection of Depressed Classes: 31 December 193010. Report of Sub-Committee No. III (Minorities):16 January 1931 154 16 January 193111. Demand for Specific and Concrete Provisions for Safeguards of Depressed Classes in the Future Constitution: 19 January 193112. In the Minorities Committee: 8 October 193113. Provisions for a Settlement of the Communal Problem: 8 October 193114. Supplementary Memorandum on the Claims of the Depressed Classes for Special Representation: 4 November 193115. Note Submitted to the Indian Franchise Committee: 1 May 193216. Poona Pact Correspondence between Gandhiji and British: August-September 193217. Statement on Gandhiji's Fast: 19 September 1932Part III: Extending the Representation: Employment and Education, 1934-46Introduction18. Joint v/s Separate Electorates: Dr. Ambedkar's Via Media: 28 April 193419. Grievances of the Scheduled Castes: 29 October 194220. Problem of the Untouchables of India: 1 September 194321. Communal Deadlock and How to Solve it: 6 May 194522. Proposal for the Representation of Scheduled Castes in the Executive Council: 7 June 194523. Memorandum Submitted to the Cabinet Mission:5 April 194624. Letter to PM Attlee to Restore Separate Electorates:12 August 194625. Cabinet Mission and the Untouchables: 14 October 1946Part IV: India's Constitution: Safeguards Against Social Discrimmination and Economic Exploitation, 1947-50Introduction26. On the Aims and Objectives of the Constitution: 9 December 194627. States and Minorities: Memorandum Submitted to the Constituent Assembly on the Safeguards for the Scheduled Castes: 15 March 194728. Constitutional Safeguards for the Scheduled Castes: 1947-50Part V: Post-Constitution Reflections,1951-56Introduction29. Constitution (First Amendment) Bill: 16 May 195130. Scheduled Castes Emancipation: Draft Manifesto: 6 October 195131. On Report of the Commissioner for the Scheduled Castes and Tribes: 6 September 195432. On Majorities and Minorities: 23 December 1955BibliographyIndex