Dr. Ambedkar, Dalits and Human Rights

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Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (1891-1956) is known as the father of India's Constitution [original unamended version of the Constitution], who fought for human rights to be enshrined within the Constitution.  Dr. Ambedkar received scholarships and he studied abroad and he earned doctorates from Columbia and London School of Economics.  Some of his books are held by the SFU Library.  In addition, SFU Library a donation of the bust of Dr. Ambedkar, which is housed at the entrance level of the SFU Library's Burnaby Campus.

Books by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at SFU Library

  • Ambedkar, B. R. Ambedkar : Autobiographical Notes. Navayana, 2003. [print]
  • Ambedkar, B. R., and Frances W. Pritchett. The Annihilation of Caste. Columbia Center for New Media Technology and Learning, 2005.
  • Ambedkar, et al. The Buddha and His Dhamma : a Critical Edition. Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Ambedkar, B.R. Castes in India, Project Gutenberg
  • Ambedkar, et al. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Writings and Speeches. Education Dept., Govt. of Maharashtra, 1979 [13 vol set,  print]
  • Ambedkar, B. R., and Valerian. Rodrigues. The Essential Writings of B.R. Ambedkar. Oxford University Press, 2004. [print]
  • Ambedkar, B. R. Mister Gandhi and the Emancipation of the Untouchables. Thacker, 1943. [print]
  • Ambedkar, B. R. Who Were the Shudras? : How They Came to Be the Fourth Varna in the Indo-Aryan Society. Thacker, 1946. [print]

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Books about Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at SFU Library

  • Conversations with Ambedkar : 10 Ambedkar Memorial Lectures. Tulika Books ; Ambedkar University, 2019.
  • Jaffrelot, Christophe. Dr Ambedkar and Untouchability : Analysing and Fighting Caste. Rev. ed., Hurst & Co., 2005. [print]
  • Keer, Dhananjay. Dr. Ambedkar : Life and Mission / Dhananjay Keer. 3rd ed., Popular Prakashan, 1971. [print]
  • Omvedt, Gail. Ambedkar : towards an Enlightened India. Penguin, 2004. [print]
  • Shabbir, and Shabbir, Mohd. Ambedkar on Law, Constitution, and Social Justice. Rawat Publications, 2005. [print]
  • Sindhe, Jagannātha. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's Thoughts on Women. First ed., Current Publications, 2019. [print]
  • Singh, and Singh, Sudhir Kumar. Relevance of Ambedkar Today. Pentagon Press, 2017. [print]
  • Sridevi, and Sridevi, G. Ambedkar's Vision of Economic Development for India. Routledge, 2020.
  • Yengde, et al. The Radical in Ambedkar : Critical Reflections. Allen Lane, an Imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018. [print]

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Reference works

  • Encyclopaedia of Dalits in India [2002, 14 vols. print]
  • Encyclopaedia of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes [2000, 4 vols. print]


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