According to The Globe & Mail, India’s lowest classes continue to be oppressed by caste prejudice, in spite of their obvious educational accomplishments: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/breaking-caste/why-theres-an-alarming-rash-of-suicides-among-dalit-students/article4396677/
Dr. Ambedkar, one of India’s modern democratic founders and a staunch supporter of Dalit rights, was also its modern Buddhist voice. It would appear that India needs him now more than ever.
For more about Dr. Ambedkar, here’s a link to a commemorative book celebrating 100 years since his birth: http://www.sumeru-books.com/ephemera/
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