Who was B R Ambedkar?

B R Ambedkar or Babasahib Ambedkar is known as the Father of the Indian Constitution. That’s because he was the one who was in charge of creating the document known as the Constitution. The Constitution sets out what type of country India is, what its laws are, and how it should be ruled so that every Indian gets a fair deal. How he got that responsibility is an amazing story.

Ambedkar belonged to a part of Indian society that was considered ‘untouchable’ by others before India became independent. People belonging to this group were treated very badly and children were usually not allowed to study. But Ambedkar’s father was in the Army, and according to the Army’s rules, he was sent to school. There, he and other untouchable children were made to sit separately and were ill-treated. Even so, he did very well, and won a scholarship to go the USA to study. When he came back, he found that the untouchables in India were still being mistreated. He became a lawyer, and did a lot to help the Dalits, as the group had come to be called. When India became independent, he was made the country’s first Law Minister.

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