This chilling analogy reflects but a sliver of the foreboding with which Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, one of India’s most prolific visionaries, viewed Hindu society. Such a morbid description may disturb many, for whom Hinduism represents much that is benign – tolerance, ahimsa, spirituality, yoga and so on. What, then, compelled Dr. Ambedkar, himself born Hindu, to describe Hinduism as a “veritable chamber of horrors”? The answer, very simply, is caste: the vicious system that has torn our society asunder for centuries.
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Abhinav Kumar . Dr. Ambedkar’s Unfinished Crusade: The Annihilation of Caste. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 6(2): April-June, 2015, 80-84. doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2015.00014.5