“Ambedkar” surname is not given by any Brahmin teacher

The following is from serious of questions answered by Shekhar Bodhakar     QUESTION 1: Why don’t Dalits acknowledge the Brahmin teacher of Ambedkar who gave him the knowledge and also his surname? ANSWER: Brahmins say that Bhimrao Ambedkar was given a Brahmin Surname. It seems to many Ambedkarites that the Brahmins will next popularise Dr Ambedkar to be […]

QUESTION: Despite being a Brahmin why didn’t Ambedkar’s teacher hate Ambedkar?

The following is from serious of questions answered by Shekhar Bodhakar                I assume by ‘Brahmin teacher’ you mean the teacher that the Biographer, a Brahmin sympathisr, Ananth Vitthal (pen name Dhananjay Keer) mentions in his biography of Dr Ambedkar. If the young Bhimrao Ambedkar’s teacher didn’t hate him, he certainly […]

Which caste do people with the surname Ambedkar belong to?

Why did the need to ask this question arise? People with the surname Ambedkar do not belong to any caste. Nor did the most famous Ambedkar (Dr BR Ambedkar), the social reformer who fought for a casteless society belonged to any caste. Read one of his undelivered speeches, ‘Annihilation of caste’. ‘Ambedkar’ is not a caste. Nor is that […]

Was Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar a Brahmin by birth?

When a person asks such a question, the answer to which is readily available, then: Either 1. The questioner has a harmful motive, usually to degrade or belittle someone Or 2. She/he has fallen prey to false and doubt creating information by someone from the privileged classes causing confusion, in this case by the Brahmins […]