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Title: Ambedkar in/and Academic Space
Authors: Mahanand, Jadumani
Keywords: Ambedkar
Caste and Discrimination
Issue Date: Feb-2021
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New Delhi
Citation: Mahanand, J. (2021). Ambedkar in/and Academic Space. In B. R. Ambedkar: The quest for justice: Religious and cultural justice, edited by Akash Singh Rathore. Vol 5. pp. 268-282, New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Abstract: I try to problematize the idea of the university as an academic space. In so doing, I fi rst 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.
ISBN: 9780190127893
Appears in Collections:JGU Research Publications

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