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Much of the writings about #VDSavarkar paint him in black-&-white, when the truth lies in shades of grey. Brushing inconvenient facts under the carpet, does not do justice to #Savarkar's complex personality. This is a thread about Savarkar from a historic perspective #history Image
On 9 June 1906, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, a 23-year-old from Nashik, bid adieu to wife Yamuna and their toddler son Prabhakar, and boarded the SS Persia in Bombay to sail for England to study law. However, even as he was in the high seas,
Stanley Egerley from the Bombay government’s special department sent a confidential letter (14 June) to R. Ritchie in the India Office, London, about Savarkar. Egerley said Savarkar held “…somewhat the same opinions” as the revolutionary Damodar Hari Chaphekar, who assassinated
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Dr #BabasahebAmbedkar was a student at the Columbia University. After reading reports about the plans for a statue, he wrote to the Bombay Chronicle (founded by Sir Pherozeshah Mehta in 1910), opposing the idea of a state as a memorial +
#AmbedkarJayanti2023 #AmbedkarJayanti
Ambedkar said leaders like Mehta and Gopal Krishna Gokhale had "grappled with many of our problems" and were "entitled to everlasting gratitude for the zeal and sacrifice with which they represented our cause." But a memorial in the form of a statue was "very trivial & unbecoming
As a student in one of the biggest universities of the USA, #Ambedkar said he was "thoroughly convinced of the place a library has in the intellectual and social development of a people." He urged the 'Bombay public' to consider the construction of a library as "the fittest and
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Did you know Babasaheb's personal library "Rajgirh" consisted of more than 50,000 books and it was the world's largest private library.
Some glorious facts about World's most intellect person.
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#BabasahebAmbedkar is the only Indian who tops the world's 1st talented person, according to Cambridge University, England 2011.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was a master in 64 subjects. He had knowledge of 9 languages like Hindi, Pali, Sanskrit, English, French, German, Marathi, Persian, and Gujarati. Apart from this, he studied all the religions of the world in a comparative way for almost 21 years.
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Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was among the first political leaders to stress on the need for family planning & birth control.
#BabasahebAmbedkar #Dalitmovement #history #DrBabasahebAmbedkar #Ambedkar #JaiBhim
Speaking before a group of students in 1938, Dr Ambedkar stressed that it was the responsibility of both, the husband & wife to ensure family planning. A smaller family would enable better financial planning, ensure that women can maintain their health & help them divert their
energies elsewhere.
In 1938, Prabhakar (P.J) aka Dadasaheb Roham, a legislator from Dr Ambedkar's Independent Labour Party (ILP) tabled a bill in the Bombay legislative council seeking family planning. This was with Dr Ambedkar's support.
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#MahatmaGandhi had a complex relationship with Maharashtra, where his mentor Gopal Krishna Gokhale hailed from.

This thread is about #Gandhi and his relationship with #Marathi (and #Maharashtra)

#Maharashtra produced some of his staunchest supporters like Acharya Vinoba Bhave and Sitaram ‘Appasaheb’ Patwardhan, who was referred to as the ‘Konkan Gandhi,’ and his most bitter critics, like Dr #BabasahebAmbedkar and V.D. #Savarkar.
Eventually, a man from #Maharashtra--#NathuramGodse, killed #Gandhi.
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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and M.K. Gandhi's debate on Hinduism and Caste.

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M.K. Gandhi (1/3)

The Vedas, Upanishads, smritis and puranas, including the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are the Hindu scriptures. There is no finite list. Every generation has added to the list.
M.K. Gandhi (2/3)

Therefore, that everything printed or even found handwritten is not scripture. The #smritis, for example, contain many things that can never be accepted as a word from God. Thus, many texts which Dr #Ambedkar cites from smritis cannot be considered authentic.
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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (#RSS) chief #MohanBhagwat along with mountaineer #SantoshYadav, the chief guest for #Vijayadashmi program at Reshimbaug in Nagpur, reports @khabrimishra
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@khabrimishra #MohanBhagwat bats for women’s empowerment at #Vijayadashami rally: “Regarding women as 'mother of the universe' is fine, but that does not mean we lock them in prayer house or treat them as second-class members in family and shut them in the house," he said. @ShoumojitB reports
@khabrimishra @ShoumojitB "We need to drop such extremes of behaviour and empower women with freedom of action and decision-making in both public and domestic spheres," says #mohanbhagwat at #Nagpur rally. #Dussehra #Vijayadashami
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Public celebrations of #Navratri in #Maharashtra began in 1926 & are linked to reformers Prabodhankar Keshav Sitaram Thackeray, Dr #BabasahebAmbedkar & Rao Bahadur S.K. Bole. This was a form of counter-culture against #Ganeshutsav, which was then dominated by #Brahmins
Incidentally, #Ganeshutsav was popularised by #LokmanyaTilak in the backdrop of the Hindu-Muslim riots in 1893-94. It soon replaced #Muharram, which was then the most popular festival in the Bombay Presidency, with massive participation from Hindus
The #Ganeshutsav at #Dadar in #Mumbai, saw donations being collected from people across castes. However, the organising committee was dominated by Brahmins, who kept other groups away from it. The singers and religious orators were also Brahmins. In short, they ran the show.
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18th March #TheDayInHistory

Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar paid a visit to Agra city #OnThisDay in 1956. During this visit, #DrAmbedkar addressed a huge public meeting, in which he said,"Educated People have Deceived Me". The speech was a guideline for the Dalit movement.

#AgraSpeech 👇
In his speech Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar said, "I have been struggling for the last 30 years to get you political rights. I have got you reserve seats in Parliament and State Legislatures. I have got proper provisions made for education of your children"

Now it is your duty to carry on a united struggle for removal of educational, economic and social inequality. For this purpose you should be ready for all kinds of sacrifice even to shed blood...

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2nd Mar #TheDayInHistory

92 yrs ago OnThisDay in 1930, Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar & Dadasaheb Gaikwad led a protest outside the Kalaram Temble, Nashik, in order to allowing Dalits into the temple.#DrAmbedkar Said, "We don't want to go to temples though, but we should have the right".
Kalaram Temple entry movement formed a pivotal role in the Dalit movement. Dadasaheb Gaikwad & Dr Ambedkar led a protest outside the temple, in order to allow Dalits into the temple. The movement was to have a #right_to_enter the temple. it was more towards having #equal_rights.
Dr Ambedkar said, “I didn’t launch the temple entry movement because I wanted the Depressed Classes to become worshipers of idols which they were prevented from worshiping or because I believed temple entry would make them equal members in & an integral part of the Hindu Society.
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नारळ फोडण्याची प्रथाः-

आजही घराघरात अमावस्येच्या दिवशी नारळ फोडण्याची प्रथा आहे. एखादं नवीन काम विशेषतः बांधकाम सुरू करण्यापूर्वी पायाभरणी करण्याच्या जागेवर नारळ फोडण्याची परंपरा हिंदूस्तानी जनतेत फार पूर्वीपासून रूढ आहे.

त्या प्रकाराला नारळ वाढवणे असे म्हणतात. पुजेच्या वेळेस नारळ फोडल्यानंतर पुजारी ब्राह्मणाकडून मस्त सुरस भाषेत कथा ऐकवली जाते नारळ वाढवण्याबद्दलची. अमावास्येला मानसिक विकार उफाळून येण्याचे प्रमाण जास्त आहे, असेही काही लोक मानतात. नारळ फोडल्याने पॉझिटिव एनर्जीचा संचार अधिक होतो.
म्हणून नारळ फोडले जाते. घरभरणीला लाल कापडात तंत्र फुकून नारळ लाल कापडात बांधून वर कुठेतरी लटकवले जाते. वर्षानुवर्षे ते नारळ तसेच राहते.

जेजुरीला लंगर तोडताना नारळ फोडण्याची परंपरा आहे. घरची चौकट बांधून झाली की चौकटीला दरवाजा लावण्याआधी घरातल्या कर्त्या पुरूषाकडून नारळ चौकटीवर
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கலைஞரும், அம்பேத்கரும்.!!

திமுகழக ஆட்சிக்காலங்களில் சட்டமேதை அண்ணல் அம்பேத்கருக்கு கலைஞர் சேர்த்திட்ட பெருமைகள்:

♦ அம்பேத்கர் கலைக்கல்லூரி - வியாசர்பாடி,1972

♦ சென்னை ஹாமில்டன் பாலம் அம்பேத்கர் பாலம் என பெயர் மாற்றம்,1972..

♦ அம்பேத்கர் நூற்றாண்டு விழா, 1990

♦ சென்னை சட்டக் கல்லூரி - அம்பேத்கர் பெயர் சேர்த்தல்

♦ இந்தியாவிலேயே முதன்முதலாக அம்பேத்கர் பெயரில் ஓர் சட்டப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், 1997

♦ சேலம் பெரியார் பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் ரூ.25 லட்சம் நிரந்தர வைப்பு நிதிக் கொண்டு அம்பேத்கர் பெயரில்..

பட்டியலின மாணவர்களுக்கான கல்வி உதவி அறக்கட்டளை

♦ அண்ணல் அம்பேத்கர் மணிமண்டபம் - சென்னை, 2000

♦ பட்டியலின சாதனையாளர்களுக்கு அம்பேத்கர் பெயரில் தமிழக அரசின் விருது

♦ எல்லாவற்றுக்கும் மேலாக அம்பேத்கருடைய சொந்த மாநிலத்தில் அவருடை பெயரை ஒரு பல்கலைகழகத்துக்கு..

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25th Nov #TheDayInHistory

OnThisDay in 1956,Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar delivered a speech on "Origin of Buddhism"at #BanarasHinduUniversity. He said, "Buddhism is not a branch of Hinduism & religion existed at the time of the Buddha was different frm the Vaidic &Brahminical religion" Image
#DrAmbeddkar argued that, The Vaidic believed in the truth of the Vedas, the Buddha was totally opposed to the Vedas. In the Kalama Sutta, the Buddha taught that Human beings should think freely, and never believed that the Vedas contain eternal truth for mankind for the future.
The Buddha compared the Vedas with the desert. Vedas are only prayers to Indras and others for horses, weapons, victory over enemies, and material enjoyment. There is no moral teaching in the Vedas and therefore the Buddha repudiated the Vedas.
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12th Nov #TheDayInHistory

The First Round Table Conference officially inaugurated by His Majesty George V, #OnThisDay in the year 1930 in Royal Gallery House of Lords at #London. In this conference Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar demanded separate electorates for the "untouchables".
First Round Table Conference was held during 12 Nov 1930 – 13 January 1931 at London. Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar, during his presentation in 1931 round table conference, described the Indian society as divided in three distinct sections — Hindus, Muslims & the depressed classes.
Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar further stated that India can be truly independent only if these classes elect their own representatives for taking part in the process of government. #DrAmbedkar, thus, juxtaposed the class concept on caste division in India.
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16 June #TheDayInHistory

Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar established the ‘Bombay State Inferior Village Watandar Association’ under his own chairmanship OnThisDay in 1956. He was the “first legislator in India to introduce a bill for the abolition of the serfdom of agricultural tenants”.
Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar wanted to solve the problem of Mahar Watans by all legislative and constitutional means. He introduced a bill in Poona session of Bombay Legislative Council in 1937 (17 September) to abolish the Mahar Watan for which he had been agitating since 1927.
Clarifying the objectives of the Association that he formed on 16 June 1956, Dr #BabaSahebAmbedkar stated that if the Government did not solve the problem amicably, then expressed his desire to prosecute the Government.
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#Thread: The Murder of the Indian Democracy

Indira Gandhi succeeded LB Shastri as the PM of India.

Her Term:
1. 24th January, 1966 to 24th March, 1977.
2. 14th January, 1980 to 31st October, 1984.

In these 15 years & 9 months, she amended the Constitution ‘32 times’.

#Constitution offers basic guidelines & principles for the efficient functioning of our nation.

It dictates the fundamental political principles, powers & duties of the government & also enumerates the fundamental rights, directive principles & duties of the citizens. 

The Constitution was framed in a way to ensure that the Parliament does not have the power to override it.  

However, according to me, 3 amendments introduced in the Constitution during the #Emergency1975, tweaked this very characteristic of the Constitution. 

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#Hinduism through the evil eyes of #LeftHistorians.

First of all, there is no such religion as #Hinduism. This name was coined by Britishers.

In this Thread, I’ve tried to bust the lies of #Communist Historians to malign the Sanatana Dharma using facts and evidences.

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🔸Our philosophy is 5000+ years old and is about the universal truth - Sanatana Dharma that all mankind should aspire for.

It is the oldest religion in the World.

The #Sanatanis have never been a proselytising race. #PanditNehru went on record to admit this.

It has existed from Ancient times, even before the advent of proselytising religions (#Buddhism, #Christianity and #Islam).

Unfortunately, we have always been taught the #Left version of History. which has always been Delhi-centric and anti-Sanatani.

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On #BabaSahebAmbedkar 's death anniversary, here's a thread with links to some of his most seminal writings and speeches!
The entire collection is available on our website's resource section for easy reference.
Volume I includes his famous speech on caste (Annihilation of Caste), another on Justice Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah, his thoughts on the creation of states on a linguistic basis, and essays on constitutional reforms and India’s economic problems.
The 2nd volume has three parts. Part I contains his speeches in the Bombay Legislature (1927-1939); Part II has his reports for and statements before the Simon Commission; and Part III is his speeches at the First and Second Round Table Conferences.
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