The Ambedkar Mission in Toronto was founded by Darshan Chaudhary in 1979 to celebrate the life and continue the work of a great modern Indian Buddhist bodhisattva, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The mission is still going strong. In 1991, the Mission published a small book for free distribution, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ambedkar’s birth, entitled One Hundred Years for Freedom with the help of Sumeru Press founder, Karma Yönten Gyatso. Here is a digital version of that book. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2503/2728/files/One_Hundred_Years_for_Freedom_web-ready.pdf?v=1656523864
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.... Read more »
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