“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 […]

Meaning of the word CASTE

WHAT DOES THE WORD ‘CASTE’ MEAN? The word caste is an English word and a HYPERNYM, derived from the Spanish/Portugese word, ‘CASTA’.  It makes it easier to understand what the word ‘Caste’ actually means, if you understand the two words, HYPERNYM and HYPONYM. HYPERNYM (Dictionary meaning) is a word with a broad meaning constituting a […]


VAGUE TERMS Dr Ambedkar did not like using words and terms (especially labels) with vague meanings DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SCHEDULED CLASSESS (SC), THE DEPRESSED CLASSES AND EXTERIOR CLASSES (EC). It was Mr. Mullan, Chief Superintendent of Assam (not Dr. Ambedkar) who suggested the term Exterior Classes (EC). Although EC is not the ideal term either, Dr. […]

WHY did Dr. Ambedkar say, “Gandhi is the greatest enemy of the untouchables”?

When Dr. Ambedkar used the words “greatest enemy”, HE LITERALLY MEANT IT but WHY? (I hope to make this crystal clear by the end of the article). The actual words used by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar were, “Gandhi is the greatest enemy the untouchables ever had in India” When did Dr. Ambedkar say, “Gandhi is the greatest enemy the […]

QUESTION: Why should Hindu Identity be given up?

QUESTION: Why should Hindu Identity be given up? Answered by Shekhar Bodhakar I suggest we should ban the word “Hindu” from our vocabulary altogether. Especially to MAKE A POINT to those SCs who identify themselves as Hindus, that no Indian is now a Hindu. All who were once Hindus of Hindustan are now called Indians of India […]

Brahmins and Brahminism – Can the two be separated?

This article is a reply to those sympathizers of Brahmins who at a subconscious level themselves follow Brahminism but give the impression that the two (Brahmins and Brahminism) can be separated. They seem to think that the followers of any ideology can continue having the same identity even after rejecting the said ideology. Christians/Muslims/Sikhs/Buddhist etc lose these identities if […]

What facts will completely change your perception about Dr B. R. Ambedkar?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is from a series of Questions asked by Dr. Ambedkar critics and answered by Mr.Shekhar Bodhakar Here are just FIVE facts, that will hopefully completely CHANGE your perception for the better, about Dr. B.R Ambedkar. If you have the slightest of doubts about the greatness of Ambedkar-the-great, then just the first THREE facts […]

Who is the founding father of modern India?

DR. BHIMRAO AMBEDKAR is the FOUNDING FATHER OF MODERN INDIA Here’s WHY? … This Title was conferred upon Dr. Ambedkar by Columbia University for the part he played in authoring the Indian Constitution. Above is a screenshot from the prestigious Columbia University website. It clearly shows Dr. B.R.Ambedkar as the founding father of modern India. ONLY Ambedkar-the-Great is OFFICIALLY recognised […]

Which caste does Sharma surname people in North India belong to?

Why has the need arisen to ask such questions ? Seems like people are obsessed with caste names and for the wrong reasons. Simlar Questions that have been asked are: What caste are people with the surname Ambedkar from  Which caste do people with the surname “Ambedkar” belong to? What Caste does the Surname Verma Belong […]