AAKAR BOOKS - EVENTS
Book Release - On 5/12/2017, 4pm at Consitutional Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
Title - Dr. B.R. AMBEDKAR - THE VISIONARY OF INDIA
Author - PARESH CHANDRA DAS, ICAS (CMD NHFDC, MSJ&E, Govt. of India)
About the book-
In the set of three volumes with title Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: The Visionary of India, P.C. Das has vividly brought out that Dr. Ambedkar was one of the most prominent leaders of freedom struggle of India, the Chief architect of the constitution of India and formidable Champion of civil rights for over 60 million people of the "Untouchable" community that He belonged to. This piece of writing is a sincere attempt to fill the literature gap and pursue genuine research on the various aspects of versatile personality, Dr. Ambedkar whose lion share of contributions and accomplishments are still to be recognised, realised and fully acknowledged. This seminal work of P.C. Das is the fruit of his long and arduous study into the life and works of
Dr. Ambedkar. It is based on in-depth research, subtle observation of Indian society, culture, social practices and above all his first hand experience spanning over a period of three decades as an economist and a civil servant in the Government of India. To whom is the legacy of Dr. Ambedkar bequeathed? How relevant are His ideas in the context of 21st Century India? How far has traditional Indian intelligentsia been able to gauge the merit of His contributions? It is impossible to answer these questions as long as we continue to view Dr. Ambedkar through the distorted lens of our personal vested interests. Honestly, the one and only way to ensure this is to drink deep the extensive scholastic work that this giant of a man has left behind for posterity. With every major and minor episode in the long eventful life of Dr. Ambedkar meticulously chronicled and most of His ideas and opinions on diverse subject coherently redacted, this work on the 20th Century “Bodhisattva” in three volumes is a veritable treasure trove for general readers and academics alike.
P.C. Das, a civil servant of 1988 batch is presently working in the Government of India. Having studied in Burdwan University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Andrew Young School of Economics, Georgia State University, USA has contributed articles both in Hindi and English to prominent Journals and Newspapers. With this book, he has brought out all his serious and arduous research on the life and works of Dr. Ambedkar. He has also edited a book Yes, We Can: 100 Inspiring Stories of Differently Abled Entrepreneurs (Penguin, New Delhi). A public intellectual, his efforts are dedicated to the poor and helpless people for their dignified life and empowerment.