B. R Ambedkar's Annihilation Of Caste

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In 1936, Doctor B.R. Ambedkar was invited by the Jat Pat Todak Mandal of Lahore, an anti-caste Hindu reformist group based in Lahore, to deliver a speech during its annual conference. This conference was a way for the Indian people to come together and discuss how to demolish the caste system in India. When B.R. Ambedkar was first asked by the committee to write a speech he did not want to do it, but then he realized that it was a great way for him to show others his views of the caste system in a public way. Doctor B.R. Ambedkar eventually wrote the speech called “Annihilation of Caste”. The committee, however, found some of his views unacceptable and asked him to delete certain parts of his speech, B.R. Ambedkar refused to delete parts of his speech and said that he would not change even a single comma. The committee then told him that he could not deliver the speech if he did not change the parts of the speech that they found unacceptable. Doctor B.R. Ambedkar was never able to deliver the speech, but months later, however, he published his speech called: “Annihilation of Caste.” Doctor B.R. Ambedkar’s…show more content…
Ambedkar says that caste has destroyed all morals. On page 259 of the book, he says: “The effect of caste on the ethics of the Hindus is simply deplorable. Caste has killed public spirit. Caste has destroyed the sense of public charity. Caste has made public opinion impossible. A Hindu 's public is his caste. His responsibility is to his caste. His loyalty is restricted only to his caste. Virtue has become caste-ridden, and morality has become caste-bound.” B.R. Ambedkar here shows that everyone is completely separated from one another. For the most part, people can only interact with people from their same caste, unless if it is to their benefit, like the example shown above about cutting hair. Upper castes only use people from the lower castes if it is to their benefit if not, they are just seen as an impure
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