125 years B. R. Ambedkar - Indian politician and social reformer
The 8th Frankfurt Gandhi Talks are devoted not only to Mahatma Gandhi, but especially to B. R. Ambedkar, whose birth and death will be marked this year for the 125th/60th time. The politician and social reformer fought for the rights and participation of the marginalized Dalits. In 1956 he converted in a grand ceremony over 300,000 Dalits in Nagpur to Buddhism to escape the caste system. In the Gandhi talks we want to discuss the contribution of Ambedkar on modern India and its constitution. Moreover, we'll look at what developments advocated Gandhi and what did Ambedkar for Dalits and what impact that has today. The reservation policy at schools, universities and the public sector for Dalits are also subjects for discussion.
Speaker: Walter Hahn, former coordinator, Plattform Dalit Solidarität
Presentation: Dr. Jona A. Dohrmann, DIZ, und Claus Stark, DIG Darmstadt-Frankfurt
The programme is held in German language. Translation can be provided.
Jointly organized with Deutsch-Indische Zusammenarbeit e.V. and Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft (DIG) Darmstadt-Frankfurt e. V.
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