Bhagwan Das (1927–2010) was an Ambedkarite and a historian of the dalit movement. A meeting with Ambedkar in Shimla, in 1943, defined the trajectory of his life leading to his single-minded pursuit of Babasaheb’s ideals. He compiled four volumes of Ambedkar’s speeches of which the first, Thus Spoke Ambedkar, Vol. 1, has been published by Navayana. It has also been rendered in paperback as A Stake in the Nation. He is the author of In Pursuit of Ambedkar, a memoir.
[…] Bhagwan Das was another man who made it his life’s mission to take the writings and message of Ambedkar to a wider public. Das had worked with Ambedkar as a research assistant in the last years before Ambedkar passed away. He was among the few people I met who had known Ambedkar personally. At Navayana, I published his memoir, In Pursuit of Ambedkar (which comes with an hour-long documentary feature on DVD), and the first of four volumes of his pioneering series, Thus Spoke Ambedkar. […]