KBC's in soup for its question on Manu Smriti Burning
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Hyderabad, Nov. 20 -- By Ram Puniyani
'Kaun Banega Karodpati' (KBC) is probably one of the most successful mega programs on TV channels, with bumper prizes in toe. In its recent episode (Karmayog, November 2020) the host of the show Amitabh Bachan, following the script, asked a question as to which book was burned by Dr. Ambedkar. The correct answer was Manusmriti. The show also had Bezwada Wilson, the foremost anti-caste-anti scavenging activist as the guest.
The reaction to this was very intense from a section of audience. While few appreciated the question for enlightening them about the ghastly nature of caste system enunciated in this book, large sections were very angry. They took it as an insult to Hindu religion; it hurt their s...
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