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Dr.B.R.AMBEDKAR

The Sting of Untouchability

When he was still at school, he felt the sting of ‘untouchability’. He could not sit with the other students of the class. He had to drink water only when others poured it for him; and even then he had to cover his mouth with one hand.

The boy could not understand why.

These insults and pain they gave him self a very deep impression on the young boy’s mind. The boy felt ‘untouchability’ was a black mark on Hindu Dharma; he made up his mind to remove it.

Fighting was in his very blood. The Mahars had the soldier’s blood in them. Father sakpal too had served in the army.

Even from his boyhood Ambedkar had a mind of steel. Once it was raining very heavily. The boy Ambedkar said the would go to school. His friends said, "These are empty words, how can you go in this heavy rain?" In the downpour, the boy did go to school and that, too, without an umbrella!


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Dr.B.R.Ambedkar - Great Leader who fought untiringly for the downtrodden
About Dr.B.R.Ambedkar
Introduction
Efforts To End Injustice
Early years
You are Here! The Sting Of Untouchability
Ambavadekar Becomes Ambedkar
At The High School
The End Of One Stage
In America
Injustice and Humiliation Again
'Mook Nayak; ( The Leader Of the Dumb)
Chowdar Tank
Should Not Hindus, Who Seek Justice, Give Justice?
In Action
A Fearless, Firm Mind
The Mahatma's Fast
We Need Dharma - But Casteism Should Go
The Modern Manu
After Resignation As A Minister
To the Path of the Buddha
A Life Of Fulfilment
Anger, Perserverence, Constructive Work and Kindness
A Lion Among Men
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