About the BookThe relationship between M.K. Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar has been analyzed by most commentators and critics based on the political thought and ways of working of these two great men of India and how they dealt with the issues that arose in their times. Majority of such critics dwell upon the empirically external dimensions of these historical personages manifest in their writings and recorded political activities.
In judging their relationship, many critics, using the figment of their imagination, have presented them as against each other, in utter disregard of a number of similarities in their thinking and pursuits, and of the fact that differences, if any, stemmed from their respective world view to which they were deeply committed and which they articulated in their thinking and action, as reflected in the then prevalent question of the social-political conditions of people in general and the untouchables in particular.
The book presents before the readers the thoughts, views, and feelings of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar in a subjective manner and being dispassionate about the controversies in their relationship. The relevant and important material is provided to the readers without the imposition of particular ideas on them. Both sides of the issues dealt with have been brought before the readers so that they may form their own opinion.
The book will serve as a window to the discerning reader, not just to the life of Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar, but also to the most important pre- and post-Independence history of India which changed the whole complexion of Indian subcontinent.
The book provides valuable and authentic information as well as correct and unbiased history to the readers. It will create fresh awareness among them about a very significant period of India’s history and help them form their own opinion about important people and their ideologies and actions. It exhorts readers to forget about the controversies surrounding the two great leaders of those times and instead focus on their sterling qualities.About the Author/sSheshrao Chavan is a prolific writer. He has to his credit over two dozen books, the main among which are: India After Mahatma Gandhi; Mahatma Gandhi—Man of the Millennium; Mahatma Gandhi—Eternal Pilgrim of Peace and Love; Mahatma Gandhi—The Sole Hope and Alternative; Gandhi & Ambedkar—Saviours of Untouchables; The Constitution of India: Role of Dr. K.M. Munshi; Mohmmad Ali Jinnah—The Great Enigma; Rule of the Heart—The Justice of Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari; Gandhi-Jinnah Talks; The Last Days of Mahatma Gandhi; The Betrayal of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar; Congress, Gandhi and Ambedkar; and Constitution of India: Role of Dr. Ambedkar—Legend and Reality.
Chavan delivered keynote address at the International Conference on Reforms and Revitalization of the United Nations held at San Francisco in 2004. The other keynote speaker was Dr. Robert Muller, Chancellor of the United Nations Peace University.
Chavan also addressed a number of meetings and workshops at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York. He addressed a conference of Fellow of Reconciliation (FOR) at Seattle in Washington State. He also addressed the Chief Justices of the world at their 3rd International Conference held at Lucknow in 2002. Judges from 44 countries had attended the conference.