In The Tigers Shadow: The Autobiography of an Ambedkarite

by Namdeo Nimgade

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Born into a family of landless bonded laborers in the dust bowl of Sathgaon in western India, Namdeo Nimgade is 14 when he finally manages to attend his village school where, being an 'untouchable', he has to stand on the 'hot verandah and listen to lessons through a window'. Inspired by Dr B.R. Amb.....more


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Born into a family of landless bonded laborers in the dust bowl of Sathgaon in western India, Namdeo Nimgade is 14 when he finally manages to attend his village school where, being an 'untouchable', he has to stand on the 'hot verandah and listen to lessons through a window'. Inspired by Dr B.R. Ambedkar, he steadfastly pursues his education. Graduating from Nagpur, Nimgade goes on to complete his Ph.D. in soil science from the University of Wisconsin in 1962?becoming the first dalit after Ambedkar to earn a doctorate in an American university. In the 1950s, studying at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute in Delhi, Nimgade gets to spend a lot of time with Dr Ambedkar. Throughout his life, Nimgade remains singularly committed to the Ambedkarite movement. Nimgade narrates incidents in his life with candor and delightful humor?whether he is recounting his great-grandfather Ganba's combat with a tiger in a forest or his 'forbidden' love for a nondalit woman. Moving away from the framework of victimhood narratives, Nimgade's life is an inspiring story of triumph against odds. Now 90, Nimgade lives with his love, his wife Hira, in Nagpur.

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ISBN 9788189059309
Category Biographies and Memoirs
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2010
Publisher Navayana
Condition Brand New
Pages 290
Width 8.5 inches
Height 8.5 inches

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