B. R. AMBEDKAR
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891 - 1956) was a political philosopher, philosopher of jurisprudence, philosopher of religion, economist, and politician. Ambedkar obtained his Masters’ degree in economics from Columbia University, with the thesis “Administration and finance of the East-India Company” in 1915, followed by a second Masters’ degree. Ambedkar began his studies in Law at Gray’s Inn in 1916. In 1920 he founded the periodical Mooknayak. In 1921 he received an MSc degree from London School of Economics with the thesis “Provincial decentralisation of imperial finance in India”, which was published as The Evolution of Provincial Finance in British India. In 1923 Ambedkar was awarded D. Sc. from London School of Economics. The thesis was published as The Problem of the Rupee: Its Origin and Solution. In 1927 Ambedkar obtained doctoral degree from Columbia University. In the same year he burned the Manusmriti (The Law Book of Manu) in public. Ambedkar was the chairman of the drafting committee of the constitution of independent India. He was prolific author. His works include Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Ancient India, Buddha or Karl Marx, Annihilation of Caste, What Congress and Gandhi Have Done to the Untouchables, Who Were the Shudras, and The Buddha and his Dhamma.