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Press Release: Ambedkar's "Annihilation of Caste" MSE Released

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November 12, 2004. CCNMTL released its latest multimedia study environment (MSE), Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's The Annihilation of Caste, this month. In conjunction with Dr. Frances Pritchett of the Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures department and the South Asian Institute, CCNMTL has produced an annotated version of Ambedkar's famous, but undelivered, speech advocating for the dissolution of the Hindu caste system. Students in Pritchett's Introduction to Indian Civilization will use the MSE in their work this semester.

Ambedkar earned his master's degree in 1915 and his Ph.D. in economics in 1928 from Columbia University. In 1952, Columbia presented him with an honorary doctorate of law for his writing of the Constitution of India.

The Annihilation of Caste

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