Be an Ambedkarite, Not a Marxist


Life is all about experience what you collect by continuous stride. How do you consider your life?

What is life? Is this a life you are indulged in or what you create through your continuous stride is life?

I think in a different way because it is always up to you how do you make it? If I say “it is up to you” does not mean that I have made my dream life.

I simply mean that I believe in above philosophy. We have been inflicted with different customs even which are not prevalent these days. We have to come out of this and should not confine ourselves.

We have the ability of hegemony, to galvanize and also to embark a new theory. As followers of Ambedkarite movement, we have been conceiving continuously on these customs.

Injustice, savagery, uproar, persecution, discrimination these are not just words to read. Each word has a history in itself that provides us a dais to fight against tyranny that has been persecuting humanity since epochs, the inception of the human.

Although Karl Marx has defined it well this is the time when we have to scrutinize the theory of Marx again because it has been a long interlude since then.

Recrimination has never been a solution if both the parties are corrupt, you have to be right at your place so that you could create insurgency otherwise at the end of our lives we may not be thinking for amnesty to ourselves and will see ourselves as hapless and convicted. It would be a dangerous experience.

The theory of Karl Marx is neither suitable nor provides an effective solution to the problems of Indians.

This is the problem of “caste” which has been radicalizing our Indian society since epochs. The father of Indian Constitution Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar had written over the suitability of Marxism in India by making a comparison between Buddha and Karl Marx in his book named “Buddha or Karl Marx”.

Babasaheb said, “Marx’s theories about society, economics, and politics – collectively known as Marxism – hold that human societies progress through class struggle: a conflict between an ownership class that controls production and a dispossessed labouring class that provides the labour for production. He called capitalism the “dictatorship of the bourgeoisie,” believing it to be run by the wealthy classes for their own benefit; and he predicted that, like previous socioeconomic systems, capitalism produced internal tensions which would lead to its self-destruction and replacement by a new system: socialism.”

Class struggle is a different issue, in India people have been exploited on the basis of caste and the communists are silent over the question of caste because they don’t have a solution but they know how to take advantage in politics by raising such questions. If one is seeking for solutions to the problem of caste then he is free to read the book “Annihilation of Caste’ written by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. Dr. Ambedkar is the real doctor of the social diseases in India for which Marxism doesn’t have any solution.

I would say, follow Dr. Ambedkar, be an Ambedkarite rather than following and trying to be Marxist those don’t know the basic problem of Indian society – caste discrimination.

Author – Ashish Kapoor

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