Book Review: Ambedkar by Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor’s impeccable idea about Dr. Ambedkar!

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Book Title: Ambedkar: A life
Author: 
Shashi Tharoor 
Published By:
Aleph Book Company
No. of pages:
208
Category:
Politics
Genre:
Non-fiction

My Thoughts

Some books are to be read, some people are meant to be met, and some great people are to be remembered. Books give us knowledge, and people give us memories. But, some people give us the right to live and lead quality lives.

One such personality in Indian history is Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also known as Babasaheb Ambedkar. It is a ritual for us to celebrate and get a public holiday on his birthday.

Ambedkar: A Life by Shashi Tharoor Book Cover
Ambedkar: A Life by Shashi Tharoor Book Cover

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But how many of us are aware of his life story in detail? Thanks to the ever-growing and roaring Dalit movement and literature that now and then keeps reminding Ambedkar’s role in shaping our constitution. Well, thanks to Aleph Book Company for publishing this book is written by none other than this generation’s English language wizard – Mr. Shashi Tharoor.

I remember, in October, an Instagram post by the publishers about this book popped up. It was exciting. I have recently read Ambedkar’s books in Telugu. Incidentally saw Aleph’s post and felt happy.

Coming to this book, Ambedkar: A Life by Shashi Tharoor, the title talks a lot. The contents explain the life of a person who was the torch bearer of human dignity and fundamental rights. This 208 pages book revolves around Ambedkar’s from his childhood, the tough situations he faced, and the communal and caste bias he faced in detail.

The book is divided into two parts, one containing the initial phases of his life. Book two explains his life in Indian politics. The writing style is simple and explanatory. Well, talking about the language, it’s Shashi Tharoor!

This is a must-read book for all those youngsters and readers who want to read a good book!


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