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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on Mahatma Gandhi.

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Poona Pact (1932) improved the position of the Untouchables. Speaker is a distinguished lawyer and leader of the Untouchables and was opposed to Gandhi's policy relating to a separate electorate of the Untouchables. Played an important role at the Round Table Conference. Memories of the few times he had met Gandhi in 1929 and after the signing of the Poona Pact in jail. Feels as he saw him in the capacity of an opponent, he saw more of the real man than his devotees. Maintains he was "an episode" rather than "an epoch-maker". Believes he deceived the people and was two-faced over caste. Analysis of the status of the Untouchables (Harijan) and of inconsistencies in Gandhi's apparent championship of them. Feels that political independence would have come without Gandhi, but that the Transfer of Power was premature. Examines motives behind Attlee's sudden change of policy. Memories of the Poona Pact and his disagreement with Gandhi over the Untouchable suffrage, and the electoral system he proposed. Stresses that he worked entirely as a politician and was not a Mahatma.

Length: 00:43:53

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