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Interview with Bhante on Ambedkar

Posted by Carunalaka on Fri, 7 October, 2016 - 23:10
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Maitriveer Nagarjuna interviews Bhante about his meetings with Dr. Ambedkar. In this rare and precious footage, Sangharakshita also talks about how he felt compelled to go to Nagpur on the night that Babaseb died, just seven weeks after he’d converted to Buddhism. That night, on the back of a cycle rickshaw, Bhante gave the first of hundreds of talks encouraging Dr. Ambedkar’s loyal followers to keep his legacy alive.

This is a twenty five minute extract from a longer interview that was conducted in 2011. It is part of the Bhante and Babasaheb exhibition that is currently displayed in the Sangharakshita library at Adhisthana. Watch out for the online version of this exhibition, coming soon.

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