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7) Equality is the essence of an ethical society. Discuss Dr. Ambedkar’s contributions of moral philosophy stating your view.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world

7) Equality is the essence of an ethical society. Discuss Dr. Ambedkar’s contributions of moral philosophy stating your view.

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Why this question:

Despite 72 years of independence, the conditions of Dalits still remain deplorable. There is an urgent need to address the inequalities faced. The views of Ambedkar in this regard acts as a guiding light.

Key demand of the question

One must discuss the importance of equality in society. Further discuss the views and contributions of Dr. Ambedkar to achieve the same.

Directive word

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer

Introduction

Briefly discuss about the issues faced today by the Dalits; STs etc.

Body

       Discuss the views and contributions of Ambedkar in various realms.

A pragmatist to the core, Ambedkar believed that in the absence of economic and social justice political independence would not bring about their social solidarity or, national integration.

He advocated the abolition of privileges on the basis of caste or status and vigorously fought for the liberty and dignity of the individual. It the same time, he was equally force-full in his advocacy of the unity of the nation.

Ambedkar sought to achieve these objectives through the constitution of India.

Conclusion

Conclude with what more needs to be done to achieve Ambedkar’s dreams of an egalitarian society.