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From 50 Years Ago ( 9 December 2006)

It was years ago that Ambedkar had pub-Cabinet after Independence. It was a scholar- FROM 50 YEARS AGO licly declared his firm resolve to forsake ship by the late Gaikwad Sayaji Rao which Hinduism. For a time after making this an-enabled Ambedkar to study abroad, in London nouncement, he toyed with the idea of getting and Columbia. But his return to Baroda was himself and his followers converted into the not the proverbial home-coming of one who Sikh religion...Then followed dallying with had won laurels abroad, and on the very first the Congress when Ambedkar joined the night of his stay, he was hounded out from his Vol VIII, No 49, December 8, 1956 Cabinet as the Law Minister and drafted the hotel by an angry mob which objected to a Constitution. This was work after his heart. Mahar polluting the sanctity of Hindu soci-Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Then followed something of no less impor-ety... Ambedkar believed in education as the (Obituary) tance

It was years ago that Ambedkar had pub-Cabinet after Independence. It was a scholar-

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