ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Predicament of Lamaist Tibet

is the need to provide both a theoretical and practical intervention into Ambedkar's problematic of revolution. Part of this theoretical intervention should involve developing an internal critique of Ambedkar's concept of state which despite its gimmicks of welfarism has remained indifferent to the problems of dalits and of his concept of political power which has not shown any sign of making dalits the ruling community as cherished by Ambedkar. Similarly, the rationalism Ambedkar saw in Buddhism, which has been a major secular and modern gift to the dalit movement needs critical attention as it has not been able to prevent elements of 'superstition' coming in.

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