Nov 20, 2017

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar chief architect of the Indian Constitution - 1946



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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (Marathi: डॉ.भीमराव रामजी आंबेडकर [14 April 1891 — 6 December 1956), also known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, political leader, Buddhist activist, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, revolutionary and a revivalist for Buddhism in India. He was also the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. Born into a poor Mahar, then Untouchable, family, Ambedkar spent his whole life fighting against social discrimination, the system of Chaturvarna — the categorization of Hindu society into four varnas — and the Hindu caste system. He is also credited with providing a spark for the conversion of hundreds of thousands of Dalits with his Ambedkar(ite) Buddhism. Ambedkar has been honoured with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award. (More from Wikipedia)

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar at home - 1946

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar at home - 1946

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar at home - 1946

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Video of Karachi, Pakistan by a British soldier dated between 1942 and 1947



The Marriage of Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi - March 26, 1942 at Anand Bhawan, Allahabad

The Marriage of Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi - March 26, 1942 at Anand Bhawan, Allahabad

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Albumen Photograph of a Woman - Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - 1870's

Albumen Photograph of a Woman - Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - 1870's
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Singhalese Girls, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) ca. 1905

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