Democracy and Hindu social system

An excerpt from BAWS, Vol.4 There are various forms of Government known to history—Monarchy, Aristocracy and Democracy to which may be added Dictatorship. The most prevalent form of Government at the present time is Democracy. There is, however, no unanimity as to what constitutes Democracy. When one examines the question one finds that there are … Continue reading Democracy and Hindu social system

Caste prevents Hindus from forming a real society or nation

  Excerpt from: BAWS, Vol. 1 [1:] Caste does not result in economic efficiency. Caste cannot improve, and has not improved, the race. Caste has however done one thing. It has completely disorganized and demoralized the Hindus.      [2:] The first and foremost thing that must be recognized is that Hindu Society is a myth. … Continue reading Caste prevents Hindus from forming a real society or nation

Governing Class and the Servile Class

 Excerpt from: BAWS, Vol. 9 "...Nobody will have any quarrel with the abstract principle that nothing should be done whereby the best shall be superseded by one who is only better and the better by one who is merely good and the good by one who is bad……. But Man is not a mere machine. He is a human being with … Continue reading Governing Class and the Servile Class

Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers

[1:] It is a pity that Caste even today has its defenders. The defences are many. It is defended on the ground that the Caste System is but another name for division of labour; and if division of labour is a necessary feature of every civilized society, then it is argued that there is nothing … Continue reading Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers

Brahmins, Buddhists and Dalits

 Book Extract VOLUME 7 OF DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR WRITINGS AND SPEECHES,  GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA  CONTEMPT FOR BUDDHISTS AS THE ROOT OF UNTOUCHABILITY THE Census Reports for India published by the Census Commissioner at the interval of every ten years from 1870 onwards contain a wealth of information nowhere else to be found regarding the social and … Continue reading Brahmins, Buddhists and Dalits