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Mayawati claims Kanshi Ram's legacy by October 16, 2006
A week after her mentor and Bahujan Samaj Party founder Kanshi Ram passed away, Mayawati staked claim to his political legacy, declaring loud and clear to 140 million Dalits in the country India that she is the chosen one.
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State-of-the-art pagoda in city by Express News Service
Monument set to become one of country’s major tourist attractions
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Over 3000 Dalits embrace Buddhism by
Over 3000 Dalits embrace Buddhism Gulbarga (Kar), Oct. 14 (PTI): More than 3,000 Dalits today embraced Buddhism at an impressive ceremony here today, synchronising with the golden jubilee of Dr B R Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism.
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Low-caste Hindus adopt new faith by Story from BBC NEWS: 2006/10/14 © BBC MMVI
Thousands of people have been attending mass ceremonies in India at which hundreds of low-caste Hindus (Dalits) converted to Buddhism and Christianity.
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A festival full of colour and light by Guardian-series Saturday 14th October 2006
CELEBRATIONS at a Buddhist Temple were a whirl of colour and light. The Kathina Festival helped raise money for the Wat Buddharam temple in Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, and the charity now has more than £380,000 to purchase the site and build a permanent place of worship.
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Buddha's relics to be brought to city by www.hindu.com 16 Oct 06
Mumbai, Oct. 15 (PTI): Relics of Gautam Buddha will soon be brought to this city to be placed above the keystone of what is claimed to be the world's largest stone-built dome at Gorai Island in north Mumbai.
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Hundreds embrace Buddhism in Gulbarga by ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK , 15 Oct 06
GULBARGA: Hundreds of people embraced Buddhism at a colourful function in Gulbarga city on Saturday. Bhante Bodhi Dhamma, senior Boudha Bhikshu of Japan, conducted the 'deeksha' ceremony, and those who embraced Buddhism took an oath before him.
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30,000 people embrace "Buddhism" in India's Karnataka by India-Religion-Embraces, New Delhi, Oct 15, IRNA
Over 30,000 Hindu Dalits embraced "Buddhism" in a massive congregation, organised on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of B R Ambedkar converting to the religion, in Gulburga, a city of Karnata state.
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Buddha as untouchable by RAJA SEKHAR VUNDRU
In 1956, B R Ambedkar, one of the tallest leaders of India and an untouchable, revived Buddhism in India. On this day (October 14), 50 years ago, he embraced the lost religion of India, along with 15 lakh of his followers arguably the single largest religious conversion in modern history.
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Randeep Ramesh in Hyderabad by The Guardian, Saturday October 14, 2006
The mass conversion of dalits takes place on the anniversary of one of India's most controversial religious events. Sixty years ago BR Ambedkar, the first untouchable to hold high office in India and the man who wrote India's constitution, renounced Hinduism as a creed in the grip of casteism and converted - with more than 100,000 of his followers - to Buddhism.
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