Religion: Fifty Million Converts?

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an untouchable, reared in the Hindu teaching that even his shadow would pollute a high-caste Indian. Like every other good Hindu, he was enjoined for his soul's good to accept with resignation the life to which he was born. But even as a boy, Bhimrao had other plans. Supporting himself as a hamal (one who cleans floors and bathrooms), he worked his way through the village school, won a scholarship for college in Bombay, where reports of his intelligence reached the ears of the benevolent Gaekwar of Baroda. The Gaekwar sent him to the U.S. for two...