Research Article

Ambedkar’s Approach to International Relations and India’s Foreign Policy


  • Ajay Kumar Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India


B. R. Ambedkar has been a towering personality of modern India who was instrumental in igniting the minds of the current and next generations of citizens. However, his views on various social, economic, and political aspects have been discovered and analyzed by several scholars, but his approach to studying and analyzing international relations and Indian foreign policy has remained in a shadow. However, he used a pragmatic approach to India’s foreign policy and international relations which could be more beneficial for a new India, or it could contribute to creating a powerful image of India in the world as a great and independent power. This paper tries to examine the role of Ambedkar in India’s Foreign Policy and approach to International Relations. Analytical and descriptive method has been adopted for the examination of his approach and a way to handle the same. As a result, it has been found that sometimes he adopted a liberal and realist approach, and sometimes he adopted a socialist or rationalist approach, which was, in total a pragmatic approach in itself. Thus, he was a doctor who knew the treatment according to the disease.

Article information


British Journal of Philosophy, Sociology and History

Volume (Issue)

3 (1)





How to Cite

Kumar, A. (2023). Ambedkar’s Approach to International Relations and India’s Foreign Policy. British Journal of Philosophy, Sociology and History, 3(1), 17–31.



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