Educare, mobilitare, organizzare: linee di lettura del pensiero di Bhimrao Ramji “Babasaheb” Ambedkar

Authors

  • Debora Spini New York University in Florence

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36253/rifp-2024

Keywords:

equality, castes, democracy, India, religion

Abstract

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is well known as one among the protagonists of India’s political history in the 20th century, as he played a major role in the struggle against the caste system, and in designing a pluralist and egalitarian democracy. Ambedkar’s intellectual legacy is a crucial tool for investigating the contradictions of the contemporary Indian political experience, and as such has much to offer to the international political-philosophical debate. This essay presents the main aspects of Ambedkar’s thought, focusing on themes such as his non-majoritarian conception of democracy, the tension between universality and difference in political citizenship, social and political equality, as well as his reflection on religious identity. Ambedkar’s intellectual profile will also be assessed in light of the ongoing debate on the status of a non-derivative Indian political thought.

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Published

2023-01-25

How to Cite

Spini, D. (2023). Educare, mobilitare, organizzare: linee di lettura del pensiero di Bhimrao Ramji “Babasaheb” Ambedkar. Rivista Italiana Di Filosofia Politica, (3), 219-242. https://doi.org/10.36253/rifp-2024

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Panorami