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Baba Amte: architect of creative humanism

Swapan Kumar Bhattacharjee

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2008.034


On February 9, 2008, Murlidhar Devidas Amte, better known as Baba Amte, passed away in Anandwan, Warora, in Maharashtra, India. He was 94 years old. If his death was at a time of global terrorism and war, his birth, too, was at a time of political, social and intellectual turbulence as India sought to cast off its dependence on a transnational ruler. His childhood and adolescence, in a rich but conservative family when the Indian middle and elite classes were imbibing the liberal values of European culture, laid the foundations of a unique revolutionary mind.

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