Ambedkar in/and academic space

Mahanand, Jadumani (2021) Ambedkar in/and academic space. In: B. R. Ambedkar: The quest for justice: Religious and cultural justice. Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp. 268-282. ISBN 9780190127893

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I try to problematize the idea of the university as an academic space. In so doing, I first ask why Ambedkar is not routinely taught in compulsory courses in Indian curricula. Second, I ask in what ways Ambedkar is made present in Indian academic discourse—as a producer of knowledge, as a purveyor of ideas, or as an identity. Finally, I conclude with remarks serving to summarize what it is that Ambedkar seems to mean to the Indian academic space and how he and his work is preponderantly perceived by academic institutions.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Ambedkar | Academia | Caste and discrimination
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2022 11:29
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 11:29
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