B. C. Kamble
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
In office
Member of Bombay Legislative Assembly
In office
Editor of Janata
In office
Editor of Prabuddha Bharat
In office
Editor of Republic
In office
Personal details
Born(1919-07-15)15 July 1919
Palus, Tasgaon taluka, Sangli District, Maharashtra, India
Died6 November 2006 (aged 87)[1]
Political partyScheduled Caste Federation
Republican Party of India
Republican Party of India (Kamble)
FatherChandrasen Kamble
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra
EducationBachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws
Alma materTalak High School, Karad
Fergusson College, Pune
ProfessionAdvocate, politician, writer, social worker

Bapu Chandrasen Kamble (15 July 1919 – 6 November 2006), commonly known as B. C. Kamble, was an Indian politician, writer, editor, jurist, and social activist. He is also an Ambedkarite thinker, translator and biographer. Kamble is the leader of Republican Party of India (Kamble). He is from Maharashtra.[2] He have written a Marathi biography of B. R. Ambedkar called "Samagra Ambedkar Charitra" (Vol. 1–24).[3]

Kamble helped Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar while drafting the Constitution of India. For nearly 50 years after Ambedkar's death, Kamble led the Republican Party of India. After the death of Babasaheb, there was a split in the Republican Party of India. He is the president of a group, Republican Party of India (Kamble).[4][5]

Journalism and educational career

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar started a Satyagraha demanding the cancellation of the Poona Pact in Pune on 18 July 1946, because the Cabinet Mission to India rejected the independent political existence of untouchables in 1946. This is called 'Pune Satyagraha'. For support this Satyagraha, student Kamble wrote an article Dalit Satyagrahinchi Kaifiyat (the Pleading of the Dalit Satyagrahies) in Kirloskar, a leading journal at that time. This article was published in the November 1946 issue of 'Kirloskar'. After that, Ambedkar himself read the article and appointed him as editor of Janata weekly. From 1948 to 1954, Kamble served as the editor of the Janata weekly. From 1956 to 1958, he served as the editor of the Prabuddha Bharat weekly. From 1959 to 1975, he served as the editor of the Republic weekly. The Janata and the Prabuddha Bharat were started by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Kamble followed Ambedkar. Due to the influence of Ambedkar, he converted to Buddhism in 1956. During 1956–57, he served as a Professor of Constitutional Law in Siddharth College of Law, Mumbai.[6][7][8]

Political career

In 1952 Bombay Legislative Assembly election, Kamble was the MLA of the Scheduled Caste Federation party in the Bombay Legislative Assembly from 1952 to 1957. During this time, he fought alone on the issue of "Samyukta Maharashtra" (United Maharashtra) in the legislature. He was twice a member of the Republican Party of India in the Lok Sabha from 1957 to 1962 and 1977 to 1979. In the parliament, he opposed the Emergency and 44th Amendment of the constitution. He was a wise and learned leader of the Republican Party of India.[9][10][11][12]


List of following Books written by B. C. Kamble:[13]


  1. ^ "Sh. B.C. Kamble" (PDF). eparlib. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  2. ^ Mhasawade, Shashank (31 July 1999). "Battle on between rival RPI factions for symbol". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  3. ^ "बाबासाहेबांचे निष्ठावंत अनुयायी बी. सी. कांबळे". Maharashtra Times. 13 July 2019.
  4. ^ "बाबासाहेबांचे निष्ठावंत अनुयायी बी. सी. कांबळे". Maharashtra Times. 13 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Members Bioprofile". loksabhaph.nic.in.
  6. ^ "बाबासाहेबांचे निष्ठावंत अनुयायी बी. सी. कांबळे". Maharashtra Times. 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Members Bioprofile". loksabhaph.nic.in.
  8. ^ "कुळकथा चैत्यभूमीची…". marathi.thewire.in.
  9. ^ "डॉ. आंबेडकरांचे राजकारण". 14 April 2019.
  10. ^ "बाबासाहेबांचे निष्ठावंत अनुयायी बी. सी. कांबळे". Maharashtra Times. 13 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Members Bioprofile". loksabhaph.nic.in.
  12. ^ "कुळकथा चैत्यभूमीची…". marathi.thewire.in.
  13. ^ "Members Bioprofile". loksabhaph.nic.in.
  14. ^ "BookGanga – Creation | Distribution". bookganga.com.
  15. ^ "B C Kamble – Akshardhara". akshardhara.com.