Revisiting 1956: B. R. Ambedkar and States Reorganisation

By: Sudha Pai & Avinash Kumar (Eds)

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When the Indian identity was in its embryo, he feared that fostering cultural identities would result in separate nationalities. By 1953, after the formation of Andhra State, he pointed at the lack of proper thinking that had gone into the merger. In 1956, when the States Reorganisation Commission submitted its report, he identified its flaws, and famously laid down his ‘One state, one language’ principle.The speeches, tracts and articles that Ambedkar produced on these lines were soon forgotten. And now, as new states are being formed, Ambedkar’s works find renewed relevance. When he called the merger of Telangana and Telugu-speaking areas of Madras Presidency as ‘artificial’, Ambedkar showed remarkable vision that administrators can learn from. In laying criteria for reorganisation of states—viability, size, economic feasibility, equality, federal balance, and the divisive issue of language—he has already addressed concerns that the contemporary common man now asks.Printed Pages: 256.

Title: Revisiting 1956: B. R. Ambedkar and States Reorganisation

Author Name: Sudha Pai & Avinash Kumar (Eds)

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

ISBN: 8125055142

ISBN 13: 9788125055143

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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