List of books written by Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar born on 14 April 1891 and died on 6 December 1956.Dr. Ambedkar was an economist, politician and social reformer. He was first law minister of Independent India. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was the chief architect of the Constitution of India and a founding father of the Republic of India. This article is pointing the list of some famous books written by the Dr. Ambedkar.
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Books of Ambedkar
Books of Ambedkar

Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar is known as a world-class lawyer, Dalit political leader and chief architect of Indian Constitution. He is the most sought after writer of the present era. In this article we have listed some famous books written by the Dr. Ambedkar.

It is necessary to tell that Babasaheb's personal library "Rajgrah" had more than 50,000 books and it was the world's largest private library. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had command in 64 subjects.

Dr. Ambedkar had knowledge of 9 languages like Hindi, Pali, Sanskrit, English, French, German, Marathi, Persian and Gujarati. Dr. Ambedkar's books are currently counted among most selling books in India.

Here is the list of some famous books written by the Dr. Ambedkar;



  Publication date


  Castes in India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development



  Mook Nayak (weekly)



  The Problem of the Rupee: its origin and its solution



  Bahishkrut Bharat (India Ostracized)



  Janta (weekly)



  The Annihilation of Caste



  Federation Versus Freedom



  Thoughts on Pakistan



  Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah



  Mr. Gandhi and Emancipation of Untouchables



  What Congress and Gandhi have done to the Untouchables



  Pakistan Or Partition Of India



  State and Minorities



  Who were the Shudras



  Maharashtra as a Linguistic Province



  The Untouchables



  Buddha Or Karl Marx



  The Buddha and his Dhamma



  Riddles in Hinduism



  Manu and the Shudras


The Education Department, Government of Maharashtra (Mumbai) published the collection of Ambedkar's writings and speeches in different volumes. Apart from Government of Maharashtra; Ministry of Social justice also publishes books written by the Dr. Ambedkar.

There are two most selling books of Ambedkar are the “Problem of rupee” and “The Annihilation of caste”.  These two books are based on the economy of India and social structure of India respectively.

problem of rupee

Extract of the Problem of Rupee;

The book analyses the problems faced by Indian currency during a period when local businesses and the British administration were at loggerheads, it had a tremendous effect on the Indian currency’s value.

Dr. Ambedkar argued that the british government kept the exchange rate too much(overvalued) so that they could sell their goods in India. Worth to mention here overvalued makes the import cheaper and export costlier.

The book argues for the stabilisation of monetary affairs and exchange rates. It eventually led to the formation of the Reserve Bank of India in 1935.

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