A Study of Ambedkar and the Ambedkarite Buddhist Movement in India

Proceedings of The 9th International Conference on Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences

Year: 2019

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.33422/9th-hps.2019.04.253

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A Study of Ambedkar and the Ambedkarite Buddhist Movement in India

Venerable Pradip Barua



This article is a study of Ambedkar’s Neo-Buddhism and its movement after his death. It stared because of injustice, inequality and liberality or against “Untouchables” that had been periodically exercised by the high castes of India. The objective: (1) to study life and social philosophy of Ambedkar in Indian context (2) to study the neo-Buddhist Religious movement in India (3) to study the evaluation of the Neo-Buddhist movement in India. The objectives based on the research: Ambedkar’s social philosophical theories gave a tremendous support in the development of the Neo-Buddhists social development; they have got freedom of speech, freedom of thinking, freedom of religious practice and had to achieve opportunities from the Government as like others religions. They have right to enter any Hindus temple to visit importantly; and getting advantage in spiritually, educationally including Buddhism, with modern IT system. At the Present time, Neo-Buddhists are very actively working with socially engaged Buddhism.