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Full text: Address by N. Ram at the 75th Convocation of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Mumbai, Maharashtra 12/05/2015: N Ram, Chairman, Kasturi & Sons Ltd, addressing the 75th convocation of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), in Mumbai on May 12, 2015. Photo: Vivek Bendre | Photo Credit: VIVEK BENDRE

Convocation Speech delivered by N. Ram, Chairman, Kasturi & Sons Limited, at the 75th Convocation of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, on May 12, 2015. [PDF]

“It is not without political significance that the Hindu Right is currently attempting, against the grain of history, to appropriate Dr Ambedkar’s legacy. In this situation, his uncompromising analysis of the caste system, of chaturvarnya and sanatana dharma , of notions of pollution, of unalterable or rigid social hierarchy, and of the implications of the hegemony of the shastras must be read, re-read, and made part of a national debate.”

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