Hindu philosophy by Ambedkar was an economist’s interpretation of Hinduism.
He accepts matter in nature as real. In this way, he was closer to Materialism but still, he says no to Marxism. He maintained that religion is necessary for man. He was a socialist, he held that the individual is an end in himself.
Mevani needs to guard against many aspects of traditional dalit politics if he wants to make a long stride in politics.
The appointment of dalit priests in Govt controlled temples in Kerala is a welcome development.
Caste discrimination needs to be tackled with tough laws and awareness drives aimed at attitudinal change.