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  • Writer's pictureMitra Swayamdeep

Why Ambedkar?


Why Ambedkar?

Why he chose to be the reformer?

Why Ambedkar?

Why must we choose Ambedkar?


What if he wasn't born untouchable?

What if he hasn't had a strict and responsible father?

What if being born untouchable,

he chose to surrender to discrimination?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he was welcomed in the classroom?

What if he was offered the glass of water?

What if he owned a bullock cart,

an₫ had returned home with brother without any trouble?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if despite the efforts and struggles,

he failed the matriculation?

What if he never met Guruji Keluskar?

What if he was never introduced to Buddha?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he wasn't married to Ramai?

What if he chose family over education?

What if he could save his own children?

What if he lived a happy married life?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he wasn't given a scholarship?

What if there was no agreement whatsoever?

What if he never went to University of Columbia?

What if he never began the quest on caste and its origins?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he hadn't to lie about his identity?

What if he wasn't thrown out of home by the Parsis?

What if he didn't cry and accepted everything as his fate?

What if he never started his journalism, by publishing 'Mooknayak'?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he wasn't allowed to go to the London School of Economics?

What if he never wrote 'The Problem of the Rupee'?

What if he never become a lawyer?

What if he never returned to the home Nation?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if the water wasn't the sweetest of Mahad lake?

What if there was never a need to burn the Manusmriti?

What if Ambedkar and his followers entered the Kalaram Temple?

What if he never said, 'though I was born Hindu, I will not die in the Hindu religion"?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he never represented 'Scheduled Castes' in the Round Table Conferences?

What if he couldn't save Mr. Gandhi?

What if that conference by 'Jat Pat Todak Mandal' was never cancelled?

What if he hesitated to publish 'The Annihilation of Caste'?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he never opposed the term 'harijan'?

What if he never formed 'People's Education Society'?

What if he never wrote several books and speeches?

What if he wasn't failed by the students whom he had sent to foreign for education?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he wasn't appointed as the chairman of the drafting commission?

What if he was never became the law minister?

What if he had no control in drafting of the Constitution?

What if he never drafted the Constitution?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he failed himself, and never explored other religions?

What if he never embraced Buddhism?

What if he never introduced Buddha to us, through Buddha and his Dhamma?

What if he never showed us the path to salvation?

Would there be Ambedkar?


What if he didn't die?

What if he was successful on 20th December with his more plans on mass conversion?

What if he survived and lived his life to the fullest?

What if he achieved his dream of 'Prabuddha Bharat'?


What if he wasn't born untouchable?

What if being born untouchable,

he chose to surrender to the discrimination?


Ask yourself,

What would you have been today,

if there had been no Ambedkar?

Ask yourself,

What you are today without Ambedkar?


Jai Bhim 💙


P.S. I know, I know, I never stop asking questions. but this time I feel I need an answer. I would like to know after reading the poem how do you feel? What could you have done if you were in Dr. Ambedkar's situation? Would you be comfortable? Would it be easy? Also, I want to know how his life has impacted you or any important aspect of your life.
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