Ancient Indian Commerce:Commercial Relations Of India In The Middle East

by B R AMBEDKAR

The imperial Romans flashed their sword both in the East and the West with different results. In the East " they conquered the world only to give it to  in the West however " they either Romanised the races who were at first their subjects masters, or left those races to be the willing agents of their own Romanisation." As a result of this Romanisation the West is proud of her heritage from the Romans. How this rich heritage was accumulated none has taken pains to inquire into.

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NOTES ON PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

by B. R Ambedkar 

Forms of Procedure are determined by functions of a body. The important functions of a Parliamentary Body are :

(1) Power to express an opinion on and criticise any executive action.

(2) Power to have Laws.

(3) Power to provide money for carrying on the administration. 

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ANCIENT INDIAN COMMERCE

ANCIENT INDIAN COMMERCE

                                                          COMMERCIAL RELATIONS OF INDIA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

* The imperial Romans flashed their sword both in the East and the West with different results. In the East " they conquered the world only to give it to " *(........) in the West however " they either Romanised the races who were at first their subjects (. . . . . .) masters, or left those races to be the willing agents of their own Romanisation." As a result of this Romanisation the West is proud of her heritage from the Romans. How this rich heritage was accumulated none has taken pains to inquire into.

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CASTES IN INDIA: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development

by B. R. Ambedkar

Paper presented at an Anthropology Seminar taught by Dr. A. A. Goldenweizer Columbia University 9th May 1916. Text first printed in: Indian Antiquary Vol. XLI (May 1917)

[1] Many of us, I dare say, have witnessed local, national or international expositions of material objects that make up the sum total of human civilization. But few can entertain the idea of there being such a thing as an exposition of human institutions. Exhibition of human institutions is a strange idea; some might call it the wildest of ideas. But as students of Ethnology I hope you will not be hard on this innovation, for it is not so, and to you at least it should not be strange.

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Pride, awkwardness, and a dangerous accident in Chalisgaon

Waiting for a Visa : by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

In the year 1934, some of my co-workers in the movement of the depressed classes expressed a desire to go on a sight-seeing tour, if I agreed to join them. I agreed. It was decided that our plan should at all events include a visit to the Buddhist caves at Verul. It was arranged that I should go to Nasik, and the party should join me at Nasik. To go to Verul we had to go to Aurangabad.

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Back from the west--and unable to find lodging in Baroda

Waiting for a Visa : by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

In 1916 I returned to India. I had been sent to America by His Highness the Maharaja of Baroda for higher education. I studied at Columbia University in New York from 1913 to 1917. In 1917 I came to London and joined the post-graduate department of the School of Economics of the University of London.

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A childhood journey to Koregaon becomes a nightmare

Waiting for a Visa : by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Foreigners of course know of the existence of untouchability. But not being next door to it, so to say, they are unable to realise how oppressive it is in its actuality. It is difficult for them to understand how it is possible for a few untouchables to live on the edge of a village consisting of a large number of Hindus; go through the village daily to free it from the most disagreeable of its filth and to carry the errands of all and sundry; collect food at the doors of the Hindus; buy spices and oil at the shops of the Hindu Bania from a distance; regard the village in every way as their home--and yet never touch or be touched by any one belonging to the village.

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