It is rare in human history when one man’s life changes the destiny of millions. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was one such remarkable leader.
An untiring crusader for human rights for the oppressed untouchables of India, Babasaheb, as he was fondly known, strove throughout his life to purge from society the evil of prejudice and injustice against his fellow brethren. Having suffered humiliation in his early years purely on the circumstance of his birth in a lower caste, Babasaheb Ambedkar became the voice of redemption from oppression for millions of his fellow men.
From a humble background, he overcame many challenges to get a degree in law in the UK, and went to Columbia University in the US, where he imbibed a deep sense of justice and equality. After India’s independence, his commitment to equality and freedom was enshrined by his work in the framing of the Indian Constitution as one of its principal architects.
Babasaheb Ambedkar’s hope of equality and tolerance in society remains as yet an unfulfilled dream in modern India. In the telling of the story on the life and times of this great icon of free India through this beautifully illustrated biography, Campfire aims to renew the spirit so dear to Babasaheb Ambedkar’s heart of a just and tolerant India.
“The life story of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is given a solid and uplifting rendering. . . the intensity of Ambedkar’s dedication practically burns off the page, with help from Nagar’s dramatic and color-splashed artwork. . . [the book] should find a particularly welcome spot on school library shelves. ” — Publishers Weekly