Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's: Ideas and Thoughts
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About the Book :
Bhim Rao Ambedkar (1891-1956) is undoubtedly one of the greatest personalities of modern India. His stupendous contribution to the socio-political transformation of the modern Indian societies towards unimaginable greater social inclusion and unprecedented egalitarian social justice is well documented in this book. His writings and speeches are a clear reflection of the rational-liberal articulation of the centuries of rigidly caste-ridden Indian societies. His thoughts and ideas on the emancipation of the oppressed castes and class particularly Scheduled Caste and women are powerful inspiration for creative social deconstruction and reconstruction towards liberal, just and egalitarian society. However, his life and message as a monumental contribution to the modern Indian society is not adequately recognized and appreciated. Even though Bharat Ratna was conferred on him posthumously but perhaps due to the deep-seated caste prejudices he suffered immensely in his lifetime so also even after death subtle biases and prejudices persisted against his works. Against this background the book is a tribute for him.
About Author :
Xavier P. Mao did his M.A. from North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), M.Phil. from Delhi University, M.Litt. from Sydney, Australia, Ph.D. from NEHU. He started teaching at the post-graduate-level in North-Eastern Hill University since 1988. He was a part-time teacher at Sydney University, Australia during the year 1996-97. Currently, he is the President of North-East Central Universities Teachers' Association since 2013. At present he is serving as Professor and Head of Department of Philosophy, North-Eastern Hill University, which is a Central University and as per the National Assessment and Accreditation Council 2005, NEHU University is rated as 15th position among top 10 Universities in India. He is currently national member of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi. The book entitled as "Virtue and Morality" published in 2011 is used as reference book in some universities and colleges.
Subhash C. Arya is currently Associate Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, School of Technology, NEHU, Shillong. Before joining NEHU, he was Assistant Professor from January 2007 to February 2010 at E & I Department, Indian School of Mine, Dhanbad. He worked as a Research Scholar on Modelling and Design of EDFA for WDM and DWDM Optical Fiber Communication System during 2004-2008 in E & I Department, ISM, Dhanbad. Dr. Arya has also worked in Aditya Institute of Technology, Delhi as a lecturer from September 2003 to March 2004. He received Ph.D. (Electronics Engg.), B.Tech. and Diploma in Electronics & Communication Engineering from ISM Dhanbad, G.G.S. Indraprastha University, Delhi and BTE Delhi, in the year 2009, 2003 and 2000, respectively. He has about 24 publications in International Journals, National Journals and International/National Conferences.