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Apr 14, 2021
Ambedkar in 2021, #1: Locating Ambedkar, The Historian
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Welcome to the first part of our new Research Radio special programme. This series will focus on Dr B R Ambedkar, and his mission of achieving “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.” For the next two months, every Wednesday, we’ll learn about Dr Ambedkar’s thoughts and actions from scholars across disciplines— from history, to literary studies and  economics. Through this series, we hope to get closer to the  multidisciplinary approach through which Dr Ambedkar viewed Indian  society. Most episodes will offer deep dives into his views on Marxism, Buddhism, Brahminism, patriarchy, the Indian state, and his engagement with Periyar, Jotirao Phule, and others. A handful of episodes will  analyse work by scholars who have followed an Ambedkar-inspired approach in their scholarship.

To start us off Chinnaiah Jangam joins us. Dr Jangam is an Associate  Professor in the Department of History. His research focus is on the  social and intellectual history of Dalits in modern South Asia. He’s published several articles in EPW that employ innovative archival research methods. Here are two that we discuss in this episode: “Dalit Chronicles from the Telugu Country” and “Politics of Identity and the Project of Writing: a A Dalit Critique.” 

Audio courtesy: Summertime by Tokyo Music Walker [CC BY 3.0] 

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