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Ambedkar as a Political Philosopher

Valerian Rodrigues (valerianrodrigues@yahoo.com) is a National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research based at Mangalore University.

Existing studies on B R Ambedkar largely focus on his substantive religious, sociological, political and constitutional concerns, and not on the concepts he deployed for the purpose or modes of his argumentation. His body of work demonstrates that he formulated a number of concepts to take stock of the social reality that he confronted, and/or reformulated existing concepts by critically engaging with the body of scholarship available to him. With regard to the conception of the political, he advanced a comprehensive and consistent design of what it means to live as a public and how best to do so in a setting very different from the West.

Updated On : 6th Dec, 2017

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