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The philosophy of dalit liberation is a critical issue in the present time in Indian society. Since there are lots of socalled social thinkers and writers who themselves designated as Ambedkarite and propagated their own ideology rather than theMoreThe philosophy of dalit liberation is a critical issue in the present time in Indian society. Since there are lots of socalled social thinkers and writers who themselves designated as Ambedkarite and propagated their own ideology rather than the philosophy of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, a true revolutionary and a man of wisdom. I read a story on facebook at Karl Marx (Group) about African children. It touched my heart as our Indians didn’t understand it since 8000 years and continue with discrimination with our fellow beings. Although our great thinkers or socalled great culture, teaching universal brotherhood since ancient times. But it is a bitter truth that we are far from the meaning of INDIANNESS and continue with our sick mentality of socalled great Hindu Order.This short story can be a good lesson for Dalits and Women, if they will be organised for their struggle, there will be no any social evil that can harm their happiness and freedom. There is a need to get organised for a proper goal.Just read the story and think over it: An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each other’s hands and …ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?” ‘ UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are”.In India, the problem of casteism is a bigger social issue rather than other issues which we are discussing in present academic and social front. There are several policies of the Govt. and amendments in the constitution of India to eradicate this problem. But the reality is more critical than the Government Reports highlight. There is need to work on the social front through real efforts to change the present condition of Indian society. It is the right time to become more conscious about the need of a positive ideology and its future effects.In this short title, we are presenting three essays on the philosophy of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar which discussed his ideas on casteism, social change, education, social justice, education, women issues, and democracy etc. These essays are the revised version of papers presented in the National Seminar on “Ambedkarite Quest on Egalitarian Revolution in India” (26th & 27th November, 2013) organized by the Centre for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana.In the end of this book I included a chronology of life events of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar as an annexure. Hope this book will be helpful to understand his intention of social revolution and motivate us to be conscious about our duties and work for the higher goal rather than follow personal pleasure. I am thankful to all the members of Milestone Education Society (Regd.), Pehowa (Kurukshetra) for their continuous effort to propagate Dr. B.R.Ambedkar’s ideology as well as their positive efforts to provide quality and fruitful education to the weaker section of society.