Sunday, May 29, 2011
Savitri Era option for Dalits
Dr. Ambedkar’s grouse against Manusmriti, clarified Dr. Bijay Sonkar Shastri in an interview the other day, underwent a drastic modification after a decade when he advanced a fresh thesis that the Dalits are not Shudras. Dr. Shastri reiterated that the Dalit upliftment issue, therefore, is not merely political, economic, or educational, but rather social.
In this context, it is worth recalling that Dr. Ambedkar’s most important doctrinal somersault - just before his untimely death - was conversion to Buddhism. Thus, the panacea is religious (and not merely social) and Savitri Era Religion is the right option. [TNM]