At least , we could have picked a more interesting topic. How does NCERT deal with this topic? Maybe in another decade of so we will have public discussions on the issue. Of course, triggered by a controversy.
Cartoon caricaturing Ambedkar's decision to resign from the Law Ministry over the failure to implement the Hindu Code Bill. Shankar's Weekly, October 7, 1951.
From the book 'The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India' by Anupama Rao.
Funniest thing. I just realized that the caption 'Note the use of Hindu themes to represent what was, in fact, Ambedkar's challenge to Hindu hegemony.' is essentially wrong and it miss appropriates symbols. The obvious reference that Shankar was making in the cartoon was to an important scene in the story of Buddha, his renunciation. According to the story Buddha quietly in the dead of the night, walked out on his wife,Yasodhara and child, Rahula to understand the purpose of life and death.
The interesting thing is Ambedkar accepted Buddhism good five years after this cartoon was published. So if anything is being mocked in that image, it is Ambedkar's flirtations with Buddhism. It can be interpreted as Hindu householder's recoil at Buddhist renunciation.